Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) early works included An Island Voyage in 1878 and Travels with a Donkey in 1879, but he achieved fame with his adventure novel Treasure Island in 1883. Later works included the novels Kidnapped in 1886, The Master of BaUantrae in 1889, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886, and the anthology A Child's Garden of Verses in 1885.
In 1890 he settled at Vailima, in Samoa, where he sought a cure for the tuberculosis of which he died.
Stevenson was born in Edinburgh. He studied at the university and qualified as an advocate, but never practised. He travelled in Europe to improve his health. In 1879 he went to the USA, married Fanny Osbourne, and, returning to Britain in 1880, published a volume of stories, The New Arabian Nights in 1882, and essays, for example Virgmibus Puerisque in 1881, and Familiar Studies of Men and Books in 1882.
The humorous The Wrong Box in 1889 and the novels The Wrecker in 1892 and The Ebb-tide 1894 were written in collaboration with his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne (1868-1920).
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Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and poet.
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