Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
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BornRobert Lewis Balfour Stevenson
13 November 1850
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died3 December 1894 (aged 44)
Vailima, Samoa
PeriodVictorian era
Spouse(s)Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne
ChildrenIsobel Osbourne (stepdaughter)
Lloyd Osbourne (stepson)
Relative(s)Thomas Stevenson
Margaret Isabella Balfour

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (Edinburgh, 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish writer. He wrote 13 novels. He also wrote short stories, poems, and travel books.

Stevenson is known for his books, Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In 1857 Stevenson went to a school called Mr Henderson's School in India Street, Edinburgh. When poor health stopped him going to school, he had private tutors teaching him.

Selected works


  1. 1.0 1.1 Menikoff, Barry. The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson; Introduction. Modern Library, 2002, p. xx/xvii