Stevenson was set down in the middle of the 19th century and expired before its end. His life was short but brilliant. One of his principal means of fulfillment and discovery was travel.
In the Cevennes, Stevenson toured that lovely portion of France in 1878 with a donkey as his sole companion. The story is brisk and light, and moves along with Stevenson's sharp and memorable observations.
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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, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses.
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
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A really interesting travelogue from Stevenson. This really held my attention, and kept me fascinated. Stevenson is a great writer.