St. Ives

St. Ives

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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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In 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars, a French soldier finds himself imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle and carefully plots his escape.


In 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars, a French soldier finds himself imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle and carefully plots his escape.

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Fredonia Books (NL)
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1.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh, the son of an engineer. He briefly studied engineering, then law, and contributed to university magazines while a student. Despite life-long poor health, he was an enthusiastic traveller, writing about European travels in the late 1870s and marrying in America in 1879. He contributed to various periodicals, writing first essays and later fiction. His first novel was Treasure Island in 1883, intended for his stepson, who collaborated with Stevenson on two later novels. Some of Stevenson's subsequent novels are insubstantial popular romances, but others possess a deepening psychological intensity. He also wrote a handful of plays in collaboration with W.E. Henley. In 1888, he left England for his health, and never returned, eventually settling in Samoa after travelling in the Pacific islands. His time here was one of relatively good health and considerable writing, as well as of deepening concern for the Polynesian islanders under European exploitation, expressed in fictional and factual writing from his final years, some of which was so contrary to contemporary culture that a full text remained unavailable until well after Stevenson's death. R. L. Stevenson died of a brain haemorrhage in 1894.

Brief Biography

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

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St. Ives (Large Print Edition) 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in, Im not Ali but you look bored.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition is quite poor, and hardly has any punctuation. The original text has complex sentences, with commas, colons, semicolons, and so on; these are omitted in this United Holdings Group Nook Book. It is possible to read, but it does require more than the usual effort to make sense of the text without the punctuation.