Robert Louis Stevenson

Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was an atheist and free spirit. In Samoa – where he died – he fought in a civil war for independence. In 1886, the blockbuster novel Kidnapped was published – a dramatic adventure of abduction and life on the run in the wilds of Scotland. Stevenson died in 1894, just 44 years old. The Samoan natives, who were devoted to Stevenson, cut a track through the jungle to create a resting place for him on top of the mountain above his beloved Vailima estate.

Robert Louis Stevenson was an atheist and free spirit. In Samoa – where he died – he fought in a civil war for independence. In 1886, the blockbuster novel Kidnapped was published – a dramatic adventure of abduction and life on the run in the wilds of Scotland. Stevenson died in 1894, just 44 years old. The Samoan natives, who were devoted to Stevenson, cut a track through the jungle to create a resting place for him on top of the mountain above his beloved Vailima estate.

Books

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £6.99

    One of the Guardian’s novels everyone must read. This new edition of Stevenson’s renowned gothic masterpiece has a specially written introduction by Denise Mina. In The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, London lawyer Gabriel John...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    In “Kidnapped” (1886) and later fiction such as “The Master of Ballantrae” (1888), Stevenson examined some of the extreme and contrary currents of Scotland’s past, often projecting a dualism of both personality and...