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Robert Louis Stevenson (b/w photo)

Robert Louis Stevenson – was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

The Very Brief Legal Career of Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson during his brief legal career (he undertook it to please his father, but he was always destined to be a writer)

Robert Louis Stevenson~ His own life was nearly as colourful as his novels, culminating with his 3 long sea voyages in the Pacific and his ultimate settlement in Samoa.    Stevenson usually looks great-eyed and hollow-cheeked in pictures, and indeed was a lifelong sufferer of some chest-ailment - whether tuberculosis or bronchitis or another disease is unknown…    Robert Louis Stevenson, 1890s - platinum print, by Notman of Boston (NPG, London)

Robert Louis Stevenson~ His own life was nearly as colourful as his novels, culminating with his 3 long sea voyages in the Pacific and his ultimate settlement in Samoa. platinum print, by Notman of Boston (NPG, London)

Robert Louis Stevenson with King Kalakaua and Stevenson’s wife Fanny (left), stepson Lloyd Osbourne (foreground), and mother (right)

Robert Louis Stevenson with King Kalakaua and Stevenson’s wife Fanny (left), stepson Lloyd Osbourne (foreground), and mother (right)

They were journalists and became novelists!

They were journalists and became novelists!

Renaissance English History Podcast with Allison Weir--LOVE  her books!

Alison Weir, author of English monarchy figureheads mainly. She is one of the few historians who strive to keep her opinions out and the truth in.

Fanny Osbourne at the time of her marriage to Robert Louis Stevenson

Fanny Vandegrift Stevenson about the time of her 1880 marriage to Robert Louis Stevenson (photo from Nellie Vandegrift Sanchez biography)

Family - Robert Louis Stevenson

Family - Robert Louis Stevenson

Sailing Along Around the World The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.  Joshua Slocum’s au...

Sailing Along Around the World The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. Joshua Slocum’s au.

10. Édimbourg - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - Essayist, poet and novelist, by David Watson Stevenson -