Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Annotated)

Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Annotated)

by Robert Louis Stevenson


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Differentiated book• It has a historical context with research of the time-The purpose of realizing this historical context is to approach the understanding of a historical epoch from the elements provided by the text. Hence the importance of placing the document in context. It is necessary to unravel what its author or authors have said, how it has been said, when, why and where, always relating it to its historical moment.Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson.(1882) provided a kind of complementary piece to Virginibus Puerisque, reprinting the most literary and critical essays that were left out of the first collection. In her Preface, she describes the contents as "the readings of a literary tramp". The volume contains nine essays: seven essays that previously appeared in Cornhill Magazine ("Victor Hugo's Romances" [1874]; "Charles of Orleans" [1876]; "François Villon, Student, Poet and Housebreaker" [1877]; "Some Aspects of Robert Burns "[1879];" Henry David Thoreau: his character and opinions "and" Yoshida-Torajiro "[1880];" Samuel Pepys "[1881]), one of Macmillan (" John Knox and his relations with the Women "" [1875]) and one from New Quarterly Magazine ("Walt Whitman", 1878). Stevenson added a "Preface, by way of criticism," offering his own evaluation of his essays, often showing how their views have changed since the essays were first written.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798747291614
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 05/01/2021
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

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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