Weir of Hermiston

Weir of Hermiston

by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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Considered Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece, and left unfinished at the time of his death, this novel conveys in theme, style, and tone the power of Stevenson's creative originality. It is set in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century and reflects the author's fascination with the relationship between father and son and his preoccupation with the battle between

Overview

Considered Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece, and left unfinished at the time of his death, this novel conveys in theme, style, and tone the power of Stevenson's creative originality. It is set in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century and reflects the author's fascination with the relationship between father and son and his preoccupation with the battle between good and evil within every man. Includes Stevenson's projected conclusion and draft material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748604739
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/30/1996
Series:
Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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