The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
Sprache - Englisch
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About the eBook
The compendium of 'The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson' stands as a monumental testament to the breadth and depth of one of Scotland's most celebrated writers. Within its pages, readers are treated to an extensive range of Stevenson's works, spanning biographies, novels, poems, short stories, plays, travel sketches, literature, essays, memoirs, and letters. The collection showcases Stevenson's versatility and mastery across genres, with a literary style that juxtaposes the adventurous and romantic with the introspective and dark, reflecting the duality of human nature. His works, set amidst varied locales and contexts from the swashbuckling seas of 'Treasure Island' to the psychological labyrinths of 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', confirmed his legacy within the 19th-century literary canon and continue to resonate in the 21st century. Robert Louis Stevenson's impetus to write surged from a life marred with chronic illness, which imparted an urgency to his storytelling and a penchant for themes of adventure and escapism. His firsthand experiences and travels, along with his keen interest in the human psyche, informed his work and allowed him to craft narratives rich in adventure, moral ambiguity, and psychological complexity. From idyllic voyages across French landscapes to perilous journeys through tumultuous Pacific islands, Stevenson's own biography weaves through his fictional realms, offering authentic voices and vivid settings. This comprehensive collection thus serves not only as a testament to Stevenson's imaginative prowess but also as a mirror to his spirited life. Scholars and enthusiasts of literature are beckoned to delve into this anthology, where the essence of Stevenson's spirit is immortalized. It provides an invaluable resource for understanding the contextual nuances of Victorian literature and the author's revolutionary contributions. As a literary mosaic composed of Stevenson's adventures, reflections, and explorations of human nature, the collection is an essential addition to the libraries of those who seek to comprehend the richness of literary artistry or who desire to embark on a timeless journey through the legacy of a master storyteller.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who made an indelible imprint on the literary world with his captivating stories and distinctive style. Born in Edinburgh, Stevenson battled with ill health from an early age, yet he was prolific in his output, blending keen psychological insights with a flair for adventure. His unconventional upbringing, often spent in the company of his nurse, fostered a vivid imagination, which later flourished into classic tales such as 'Treasure Island' (1883) and 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (1886). These iconic works, among others, are included in 'The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson,' showcasing his versatile mastery across different genres. Stevenson's works quickly resonated with audiences for their memorable characters, intricate plots, and moral underpinnings. His narrative prowess extended to travel writing, earning acclaim with 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes' (1879), which offered a charming and humorous account of his solo trip. In his relatively short life, Stevenson ventured not just through the unexplored corners of fiction, but also across the planet, with his final years creating in the South Seas. His unique blend of adventure, horror, and psychological exploration continues to captivate readers, influencing countless authors and sealing his legacy as a timeless storyteller.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 10600 Pages
Filesize: 22.9 MB
Published: Nov. 13, 2022