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Essays in the Art of Writing

Essays in the Art of Writing

by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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In "Essays in the Art of Writing", Robert Louis Stevenson explores different literary techniques and offers interesting insights into the writing of "Treasure Island" (1883) and "The Master of Ballantrae" (1889). These fascinating and useful essays will appeal to those with a keen interest in improving their writing skills, and they constitute a must-read for fans and

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In "Essays in the Art of Writing", Robert Louis Stevenson explores different literary techniques and offers interesting insights into the writing of "Treasure Island" (1883) and "The Master of Ballantrae" (1889). These fascinating and useful essays will appeal to those with a keen interest in improving their writing skills, and they constitute a must-read for fans and collectors of Stevenson's seminal work. The chapters of this book include: “On Some Technical Elements of Style in Literature”, “The Morality of the Profession of Letters”, "Books which have Influenced Me”, “A Note on Realism”, “The Genesis of The Master of Ballantrae”, “Preface to the Master of Ballantrae”, etcetera. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a famous Scottish essayist, novelist, poet, and travel writer, perhaps best known for the "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". This book is being republished in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781530076260
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/16/2016
Pages:
42
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (eigentlich Robert Levis Balfour Stevenson) wurde am 13.11.1850 in Edinburgh geboren. Der Vater war Leuchtturmbaumeister, das wollte auch der Sohn werden. Er hatte jedoch ein Lungenleiden und studierte daher Jura von 1871-1875. Er arbeitete jedoch nicht als Rechtsanwalt sondern wurde freier Schriftsteller, vergeblich ein Klima suchend, das sein Lungenleiden heilte. Seit 1888 lebte er auf Samoa, wo er bei den Eingeborenen in hohem Ansehen stand. Er starb am 03.12.1894 im Haus Vailima bei Apia (Westsamoa).

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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