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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 30 most translated authors in the world, just below Charles Dickens. He has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.

In November 1867 he entered the University of Edinburgh to study engineering. He showed from the start no enthusiasm for his studies and devoted much energy to avoiding lectures. This time was more important for the friendships he made with other students in the Speculative Society (an exclusive debating club), particularly with Charles Baxter, who would become Stevenson's financial agent, and with one professor, Fleeming Jenkin, whose house staged amateur drama in which Stevenson took part, and whose biography he would later write. Perhaps most important at this point in his life was a cousin, Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson (known as "Bob"), a lively and light-hearted young man who instead of the family profession had chosen to study art. Each year during vacations, Stevenson travelled to inspect the family's engineering works—to Anstruther and Wick in 1868, with his father on his official tour of Orkney and Shetland islands lighthouses in 1869, and for three weeks to the island of Erraid in 1870. He enjoyed the travels, but more for the material they gave for his writing than for any engineering interest. The voyage with his father pleased him because a similar journey of Walter Scott with Robert Stevenson had provided the inspiration for The Pirate. In April 1871, he announced to his father his decision to pursue a life of letters. Though the elder Stevenson was naturally disappointed, the surprise cannot have been great, and Stevenson's mother reported that he was "wonderfully resigned" to his son's choice. To provide some security, it was agreed that Stevenson should read law (again at Edinburgh University) and be called to the Scottish bar. Years later, in his poetry collection Underwoods (1887), he looked back on how he turned away from the family profession.



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Scottish Children's Adventure: Treasure Island, The Coral Island, The Lost World ePub (Adobe DRM) download by R. M. Ballantyne
Scottish Children's Adventure: Treasure Island, The Coral Island, The Lost World
R. M. Ballantyne & Doyle Sir Arthur Conan & R. L. Stevenson
The eClassics Collection, November 2014
ISBN: 9781910486085
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The Edinburgh Collection: Traditions of Edinburgh , Peter's Letters to his Kinfolk, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Robert Chambers
The Edinburgh Collection: Traditions of Edinburgh , Peter's Letters to his Kinfolk, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes
Robert Chambers & John Gibson Lockhart & R. L. Stevenson
The eClassics Collection, November 2014
ISBN: 9781910486184
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Scottish Fiction Classics: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The Master of Ballantrae, The House with the Green Shutters ePub (Adobe DRM) download by George Douglas Brown
Scottish Classics: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The Master of Ballantrae, The House with the Green Shutters
George Douglas Brown & James Hogg & R. L. Stevenson
The eClassics Collection, November 2014
ISBN: 9781910486269
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Scottish Adventure Classics: John Burnet of Barns, Kidnapped, Sick Heart River ePub (Adobe DRM) download by John Buchan
Scottish Adventure: John Burnet of Barns, Kidnapped, Sick Heart River
John Buchan & R. L. Stevenson
The eClassics Collection, November 2014
ISBN: 9781910486221
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Scottish Supernatural Classics: The Three Perils of Man, Thrawn Janet and Other Stories, Phantastes and Lilith ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Hogg
Supernatural Classics: The Three Perils of Man, Thrawn Janet and Other Stories, Phantastes and Lilith
James Hogg & George MacDonald & R. L. Stevenson
The eClassics Collection, October 2014
ISBN: 9781910486061
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Kidnapped ePub (Adobe DRM) download by R. L. Stevenson
Kidnapped
R. L. Stevenson
Vintage Digital, September 2012
ISBN: 9780099573739
Format: ePub
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Weir of Hermiston ePub (Adobe DRM) download by R. L. Stevenson
Weir of Hermiston
R. L. Stevenson
EbooksLib, April 2010
ISBN: 9781412177641
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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin PDF (Adobe DRM) download by R. L. Stevenson
Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin
R. L. Stevenson
EbooksLib, March 2005
ISBN: 9781412134095
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Weir of Hermiston PDF (Adobe DRM) download by R. L. Stevenson
Weir of Hermiston
R. L. Stevenson
EbooksLib, March 2005
ISBN: 9781412135658
Format: PDF
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The Dynamiter PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Dynamiter
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405128
Format: PDF
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The Ebb Tide PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Ebb Tide
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405135
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Treasure Island PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Treasure Island
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405159
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The Merry Men PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Merry Men
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405142
Format: PDF
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The Black Arrow PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Black Arrow
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405111
Format: PDF
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An InLand Voyage PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
An InLand Voyage
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405012
Format: PDF
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Memories And Portraits PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Memories And Portraits
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405074
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Memoir Of Fleeming Jenkin PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Memoir Of Fleeming Jenkin
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405081
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Lay Morals PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Lay Morals
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405067
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In The South Seas PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
In The South Seas
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405043
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Catriona PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Catriona
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405036
Format: PDF
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Across The Plains PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Across The Plains
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405029
Format: PDF
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A Familiar Study Of Men And Books PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
A Familiar Study Of Men And Books
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405005
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Records Of A Family Of Engineers PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Records Of A Family Of Engineers
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405104
Format: PDF
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Kidnapped PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Kidnapped
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405050
Format: PDF
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New Arabian Nights PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
New Arabian Nights
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, September 2004
ISBN: 9781595405098
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The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr Hyde PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1stWorld Library & R. L. Stevenson
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2004
ISBN: 9781595401168
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