A Footnote to History

A Footnote to History

by Robert Louis Stevenson


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A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson

In this tale Stevenson gives an eyewitness account of the battle of the three great Western nations of the time (Britain, Germany, and the United States) for control of Samoa. Stevenson romantically sided with the islands' traditional ruler against the Western powers, an unpopular position, particularly with the British. This book is both an excellent analysis of late-nineteenth-century colonialism, and just a plain good yarn in the best Stevenson tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978160972
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

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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