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Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Sidney Colvin, Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa where, alarmed at increasing European and American influence in the South Sea islands, his writing turned from romance and adventure fiction toward a darker realism. He died of a stroke in his island home in 1894 at age 44.

A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. In 2018, he was ranked just behind Charles Dickens as the 26th-most-translated author in the world.

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Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer.

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NameFormatISBNRelease Date
Treasure IslandeBook?2006-02-26
Memories and PortraitseBook?1995-12-01
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeeBook?2006-06-27
Catriona (Robert Louis Stevenson)eBook?2022-03-12
Familiar Studies of Men and BookseBook?1996-02-01
The Master of BallantraeeBook?2023-02-05
Fables (Robert Louis Stevenson)eBook?1995-10-01
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with The Merry Men & Other StoriesPaperback97818532606121999
Catriona (detebe 199/4)Paperback3-257-20705-01979
The Merry Men, and Other Tales and FableseBook?1995-10-01
Island Nights’ EntertainmentseBook?1995-09-01
A Child's Garden of VerseseBook97801419349452008
Treasure IslandeBook?2015-04-15
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeeBook?2015-05-12
The Black ArroweBook?2023-03-24
Die SchatzinselPaperback3-15-004856-72003
Tales and FantasieseBook?1996-02-01
Lay Morals, and Other PaperseBook?1995-12-01
Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of HonolulueBook?1995-06-01
Dr. Jekyll und Mr. HydePaperback3-257-22868-61999
Records of a Family of EngineerseBook?1995-06-01
A Child’s Garden of VerseseBook?1994-06-01
Weir of Hermiston: An Unfinished RomanceeBook?1995-12-01
Prince Otto: A RomanceeBook?1995-12-01
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeeBook?1992-10-01
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (first UK edition (1886))Paperback?1886-01-09
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