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Ballads By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) is most famous for his novels Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His book of ballads draws on the traditional stories of his native... More > Scotland as well as on the fantastical places of his imagination. Stevenson was a great traveler, living out the last years of his life in the Pacific. He was admired by many of his fellow novelists but contemporary critics counted his popularity against his literary talent. He has recently come to be regarded one of the canon.< Less
An Inland Voyage By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage, details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book.... More > He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he wrote travelogues, most notably An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes and The Silverado Squatters. Stevenson undertook the journey with his friend, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, at a time when such outdoor travel for leisure was considered unusual and it resulted in this romantic and original work that still inspires travelers today.< Less
Across the Plains By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel... More > writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed essays.< Less
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island: the sensationally popular boys' tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is narrated by young Jim Hawkins, son of an innkeeper who sets sail on a schooner headed for a remote Caribbean... More > island. So many classic pirate trappings and names come from the mutiny and adventure that ensues: Long John Silver with a parrot on his shoulder, the treasure map with the "X", the "Black Spot," and Davey Jones' Locker. One interesting note was that the book actually began as a treasure map, one which Stevenson had illustrated for fun but had delighted him so much that he wrote the rest of the novel around it. Sadly, when Stevenson sent the map to his publisher along with the novel, it was lost. He was devastated, and when he tried to redraw it from memory it was a sorry attempt. So after all these years there is treasure after all... and it's the map itself: find Stevenson's map!< Less

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