ebook: Poetry

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Poetry,' Robert Louis Stevenson harnesses the evocative power of verse to navigate through realms as diverse as childhood reminiscences in 'A Child's Garden of Verses' to the adventurous 'Songs of Travel.' Stevenson employs a spectrum of poetic forms, from ballads to epistles, showcasing his versatility and lyrical prowess within the literary tradition. The anthology juxtaposes themes of wanderlust with intimate reflections, framed within the context of late 19th-century romantic and Victorian sensibilities. The collective works featured in this volume provide a deeper understanding of the psychological and philosophical undercurrents that permeate Stevenson's better-known prose. Robert Louis Stevenson, revered as a master storyteller and prominent literary figure of the 19th century, brings a wealth of life experience to his poetry. His struggle with chronic illness, a life of travels, and rich personal relationships culminate in a body of work that reflects a profound engagement with the world and the human condition. Stevenson's poetry resonates with the echoes of his novels, illuminating the emotional landscapes that fuel his characters' quests and moral dilemmas. 'Poetry' invites readers to witness the lesser-known facet of Stevenson's craft, offering a compelling journey through the landscapes of his inner world. It is an essential companion for admirers of Stevenson's narrative works, as it peels back the layers of the author's psyche articulated through rhythm and rhyme. Literature enthusiasts, students of Victorian literature, and those with a penchant for reflective lyrical expressions will find resonance in Stevenson's poetic explorations of love, loss, and the spirit of adventure.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a prolific Scottish writer celebrated for his adventure novels, short stories, and poetry. Despite enduring chronic health problems throughout his life, Stevenson's literary output was extensive and has left an indelible mark on English literature. His works often explored the complexities of human nature and the struggle between good and evil, showcased in his famous novella 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886). Notably, Stevenson's foray into poetry resulted in verses that captured the imaginations and hearts of readers, such as the collection 'A Child's Garden of Verses' (1885), which reflects his ability to see the world through the eyes of a child with simplicity and charm. Stevenson's literary style is characterized by vivid characterizations, vivid settings, and deftly drawn adventures that have made classics of titles like 'Treasure Island' (1883) and 'Kidnapped' (1886). His poetry, while perhaps less well-known than his prose, retains the same lyrical quality and adventure spirit that defines his more famous works. Stevenson led an adventurous life as well, which often provided rich material for his writing, as seen in his travel writings like 'In the South Seas' (1896). Recognized as a master storyteller, his contribution to literature extends beyond his own era, continuing to enthrall readers and influence writers well into the modern age.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 282 Pages

Filesize: 4.0 MB

ISBN: 8596547398523