Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour (1850-1894) and his books

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Preparation of the special field of Simone Kofler 8.C-1997 98 ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON THE AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on the 13th of November in 1850. The son of a successful civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession, but finally was allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted violently against the Presbyterian 1 respectability of the city´s professional classes and this led to painful clashes with his parents. In his early twenties he became afflicted with a severe respiratory illness from which he was to suffer for the rest of his life; it was at this time that he determined to become a professional writer. In 1879 he nearly killed himself travelling to California to marryy Fanny Osbourne, an American ten years senior. Together they continued his search for a climate kind to his fragile health, eventually settling in Samoa, where he died of cerebral haemorrhage 2 on the third of December in 1894. Stevenson´s Calvinistic 3 upbringing gave him a preoccupation with predestination and a fascination with the presence of the evil. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) he explores the darker side of the human psyche, and the character of the Master in The Master of Ballantrae(1889) was intended to be all I know of the devil. Stevenson began his literary career as an essayist and travel-writer, but the success of Treasure Island(1883) and Kidnapped (1886) established his reputation for tales of action and adventure. As ...

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