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- DescriptionIn September 1878, the author travelled by donkey through the Cevennes region of France. For personal memory - and, as it happens, for literary posterity - he recorded copious notes on his journey as he travelled. This book includes several of his previously unpublished sketches of the region.
- Author BiographyRobert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Chronically ill with bronchitis and possibly tuberculosis, Stevenson withdrew from Engineering at Edinburgh University in favour of Studying Law. Although he passed the bar and became an advocate in 1875, he knew that his true work was as a writer. Between 1876 and his death in 1894, Stevenson wrote prolifically. His published essays, short stories, fiction, travel books, plays, letters and poetry number in dozens. The most famous of his works include Travels With A Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1887), Thrawn Janet (1887) and Kidnapped (1893). After marrying Fanny Osbourne in 1880 Stevenson continued to travel and to write about his experiences. His poor health led him and his family to Valima in Samoa, where they settled. During his days there Stevenson was known as 'Tusitala' or 'The Story Teller'. His love of telling romantic and adventure stories allowed him to connect easily with the universal child in all of us. 'Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child,' he said. Robert Louis Stevenson died in Valima in 1894 of a brain haemorrhage.
- Author(s)Robert Louis Stevenson
- PublisherMainstream Publishing
- Date of Publication03/07/2014
- GenreTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMainstream Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations (black and white)
- Weight381 g
- Width143 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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