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A Week in Literary History

November 13th, 2002

Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886) is born in Edinburgh in 1850.

stevenson.pngRobert Louis Stevenson, b. November 13, 1850, d. 1894

Stevenson led an adventurous life and managed to work most of his major adventures and concerns into his fiction. For a while after his death, he was relegated to the minor ranks, but his reputation has steadily revived, and his popularity has never waned. He is a fluent, lively, and ambitious writer, and his works have been translated far more widely than his contemporaries Poe, Dickens, and Wilde.

Suggested Reading Novels & Novellas Treasure Island, 1883. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 1886. Kidnapped, 1886. The Master of Ballantrae, 1889. Short stories New Arabian Nights, 1877. Island Nights’ Entertainments, 1893. Poetry A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885. Ballads, 1891. Songs of Travel and Other Verses, 1896. Other Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers, 1881. Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Memories and Portraits, 1887.

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