The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Pocket R.L.S.', Robert Louis Stevenson selects his favorite passages from his own works, offering readers a glimpse into the depth and beauty of his literary style. The book showcases Stevenson's signature themes of adventure, romance, and mystery, with snippets from famous works such as 'Treasure Island' and 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. This collection serves as a literary feast for those who appreciate Stevenson's unique storytelling and descriptive prowess. 'The Pocket R.L.S.' is a perfect introduction to Stevenson's oeuvre for both new readers and longtime fans. Robert Louis Stevenson's ability to transport readers to far-off lands and engage them in thrilling narratives can be seen in this curated collection of his finest writing. Stevenson's personal selection of these passages offers insight into his own literary tastes and preferences, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the works of this esteemed author.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a distinguished Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer known for his vivid storytelling and adventurous tales. Born in Edinburgh, Stevenson came from a family of lighthouse engineers, but health issues marred his childhood, leading to lifelong respiratory ailment. Despite these challenges, he pursued his passion for literature. He studied law at Edinburgh University but primarily viewed the legal profession as a fallback, for his heart was set on writing. Stevenson's literary style captivated readers with its rich characterization, evocative settings, and a skillful blend of romance and realism. His works, such as 'Treasure Island' (1883), 'Kidnapped' (1886), 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (1886), and 'The Master of Ballantrae' (1889), exhibit the narrative finesse that made him internationally celebrated. 'The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson' is a compilation that showcases the breadth of his oeuvre, reflecting his versatility and depth across genres. This anthology allows readers to experience the quintessence of Stevenson's artistry and his philosophy on life and writing. Stevenson's contribution to literature extends beyond his narratives; his essays and travel writings also capture his perceptive observations and existential ponderings. Despite his relatively short life, Stevenson left a profound legacy, influencing generations of writers and readers with his imaginative prowess and lyrical prose.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 110 Pages

Filesize: 390.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547210047