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Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894) A Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist, Stevenson was born in Edinburgh. At an early age he had begun to write, and gradually he devoted himself to literature…. His first popular books were Treasure Island (1883), a swashbuckling adventure story of a search for Captain Kidd’s buried treasure, and the fantasy Prince Otto (1885). A Child’s Garden of Verses appeared in 1885, followed in 1886 by two of his best-known works: Kidnapped, an adventure tale noted for its Scottish setting, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a science-fiction thriller with moral overtones.

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