Robert Louis Steven­son

Yachting Monthly - - A BOOK AT BUNK TIME -

Steven­son, (1850-94) was born in Ed­in­burgh, the son of an en­gi­neer. He was of­ten sickly and rather than fol­low in his fa­ther’s foot­steps, he trained as a lawyer be­fore pur­su­ing a ca­reer in writ­ing. He wrote widely for pe­ri­od­i­cals whilst trav­el­ling in search of bet­ter health. While on a ca­noe trip in France he met, and later mar­ried, Fanny Os­borne, an Amer­i­can di­vorcee 10 years his se­nior. He wrote pro­lif­i­cally but found fame with Trea­sure Is­land, fol­lowed by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the Scot­tish ro­mances, of which Kid­napped is the first. In 1888 he sailed with his fam­ily to Samoa, where he died of a brain haem­or­rhage.

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