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Biography of Robert Louis Stevenson


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Stevenson, Robert Louis. Noted novelist and poet. Born in Edinburgh, 1850. He was the son of a Scotch engineer, but gave up the family profession for literature, rising to foremost rank. His works include: "An Inland Voyage," "Virginibus Puerisque," "New Arabian Nights," "Treasure Island," "A Child's Garden of Verses," "Prince Otto," "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Kidnapped," "The Master of Ballantrae," "The Wrecker," "A Footnote to History." In 1890 he went to live in Samoa, where he died in 1895.