Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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A companion to his earlier Virginibus Puerisque, this 1882 collection is the more critical volume of the two. “The readings of a literary vagrant,” according to the author, these conversational essays read more like short stories about their subjects. Included among the nine pieces are, “Victor Hugo’s Romances,” “Some Aspects

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A companion to his earlier Virginibus Puerisque, this 1882 collection is the more critical volume of the two. “The readings of a literary vagrant,” according to the author, these conversational essays read more like short stories about their subjects. Included among the nine pieces are, “Victor Hugo’s Romances,” “Some Aspects of Robert Burns,” “Henry David Thoreau: His Character and Opinions,” and “Charles of Orleans.”


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411457119
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
372
File size:
361 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. He struggled all his life against tuberculosis and traveled extensively in search of a climate suitable to his illness. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


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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