Selected Letters Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Millions of readers throughout the world continue to enjoy Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Child's Garden of Verses, and other books by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). A celebrated author in many different fields of literature, Stevenson is also recognized as a highly engaging and prolific correspondent: he penned over 2,800 letters, which are contained in eight critically acclaimed volumes published by Yale University Press. In this book, 317 of Stevenson's most interesting and revealing letters represent each stage of his mature life. With a linking narrative and full annotation, Ernest Mehew sets the letters in the context of Stevenson's remarkable life. Beginning with the days of his troubled youth in Edinburgh, Stevenson's letters go on to tell of his love for Frances Sitwell, a beautiful, older married woman; a reckless journey to California in pursuit of Fanny Osbourne, the woman who became his wife; their worldwide but vain search for a healthy place to live; and a period of adventure in the South Seas, where Stevenson wrote some of his best work and became passionately involved in Samoan life. The letters show the author's zest for living despite daunting illnesses, his struggles with his own writing, his literary tastes, and his affection for his friends. Stevenson writes in many moods, ranging from playful and witty to deeply serious. Better than any biography ever could, these letters in Stevenson's own words tell the real story of his life.


The Selected Letters Of W E Henley

Author by : Damian Atkinson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The text of the book consists of some 150 letters (out of a corpus of 2,500) written by the late nineteenth-century poet, critic, editor and journalist W.E. Henley, to various figures of the period, e.g. R.L. Stevenson, H. G. Wells, J.M. Barrie, William Archer, Rodin, Wilde, Kipling, Arthur Morrison, Alice Meynell, and Edmund Gosse. Letters are also included to other figures within Henley’s immediate circle, his wife Anna, his financial backer Fitzroy Bell, Charles Baxter the arbitrator in the quarrel between Henley and Stevenson, and his Edinburgh art collector friend Hamilton Bruce. Each letter is fully annotated. An introduction places Henley within the period and provides a biographical account of his life and literary work which is reflected in his letters. Of particular importance is the role of Henley as editor of London, the Magazine of Art, the Scots Observer and later the National Observer and the New Review.


Letters And Miscellanies Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Description : This volume contains Stevenson's letters during his days as a student in Edinburgh, his travels in Paris, his stay in the United States and more.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : David Robb
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This study offers concise critical discussions of Stevenson's whole range of prose fiction, from New Arabian Nights to The Ebb-Tide. His most famous novels are covered as well as a selection of lesser-known works. It draws on other writings including letters, poetry and essays, but the main emphasis is on the strikingly varied sequence of novels and short stories. Stevenson's admittedly fascinating life is touched on only so as to provide a context for his writing. The book is arranged by the dates when the works were written rather than by when they were published, thus providing a profile of his development as a writer. The emphasis is on the diversity and energy of Stevenson's creativity, without seeking to stress distinctions frequently applied to it in the past, such as that between his 'stories for boys' and books apparently written for adults. All contribute to his richness.


Robert Louis Stevenson And The Art Of Collaboration

Author by : Murfin Audrey Murfin
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Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : Explores Robert Louis Stevenson's collaborative processContains new readings of thirteen works by Robert Louis Stevenson, including several rarely discussedSheds light on connections between authorship, celebrity, the literary marketplace and the creative processSupported by extensive manuscript researchThis book investigates Stevenson's literary collaborations with family and friends as he travelled Scotland, America and the Pacific. With critical readings of both major and minor Stevenson texts, supported and contextualised by unpublished manuscripts and letters by both Stevenson and those he wrote with, this book argues that Stevenson's writings are both a product of and a meditation on collaborative writing. Stevenson's self-reflective body of work reimagines late-Victorian authorship by examining the ways that authors choose material, negotiate the marketplace and, ultimately, maintain power over their own words, or let that power go.


Letters And Miscellanies Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Description : This volume contains Stevenson's letters during his days as a student in Edinburgh, his travels in Paris, his stay in the United States and more.


The Letters Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : Robert Louis Stevenson
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Publisher by : Franklin Classics Trade Press
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Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


The Selected Letters Of Robert Bridges

Author by : Robert Bridges
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Publisher by : University of Delaware Press
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Description : Gathers correspondence of the late British poet laureate to his friends, family, and prominent poets, scholars, and intellectuals of the time


The Mind Of Robert Louis Stevenson

Author by : Robert Louis Stevenson
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France

Author by : Edith Wharton
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Publisher by : Atlas Books
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Description : An elegant boxed set of travel classics about France, with an introduction from the best-selling author of Le Divorce, In this inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane Johnson introduces three masterpieces of travel writing. Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey is the notebook he kept during his respite from poor health, tormented love, and inadequate friends--a thoroughly entertaining account of the French people and their country. James Fenimore Cooper's Gleanings in France, one of his rarest works, is an elegant collection of his letters home; he offers a discriminating portrait of France in the last days of its final experiment with monarchy, and offers practical advice on the art of travel. Edith Wharton proclaims in the opening lines of A Motor-flight through France that the motor-car has restored the romance of travel--then sets off in the new invention to explore the cities and countryside of the nation she loved above all; Wharton's spirited account of her journey is a declaration of her passion for travel and her deep affinity for the people and places of France.