Who is Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 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 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. His travels took him to France, America and Australia, before he finally settled in Samoa, where he died.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

  • Prière De Mariage
    Seigneur, voici notre famille assemblée ici.
    Nous vous remercions pour ce lieu dans lequel nous habitons,
    pour l'amour qui nous unit,
    pour la paix qui nous est accordée aujourd'hui, ...
  • Hochzeitsgebet
    Herr, siehe, unsere Familie hier versammelt.
    Wir danken Ihnen für diesen Ort, an dem wir wohnen.
    für die Liebe, die uns verbindet,
    denn der Friede, der uns heute gewährt wurde, ...
  • Oración De La Boda
    Señor, mira a nuestra familia aquí reunida.
    Te agradecemos por este lugar en el que vivimos,
    por el amor que nos une
    por la paz que nos ha otorgado este día, ...
  • Come From The Daisied Meadows
    HOME from the daisied meadows, where you linger yet -
    Home, golden-headed playmate, ere the sun is set;
    For the dews are falling fast
    And the night has come at last. ...
  • Block City
    What are you able to build with your blocks?
    Castles and palaces, temples and docks.
    Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,
    But I can be happy and building at home. ...
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  • Choihn99: don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant - robert louis stevenson.
  • Livingwaterspub: “there is nothing but god’s grace. we walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe.” —robert louis stevenson
  • Litcamb: new! online study session on robert louis stevenson's south sea tales. emma sutton on stevenson's fascination with the music, culture and politics of the pacific islands. 16 oct. 2021.
  • Whalleywineshop: currently drinking 10yo bual madeira and reading robert louis stevenson. sometimes i worry i was just born in the wrong century...
  • Paprika_elf: treasure island by robert louis stevenson. 1917.
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