Robert Louis Stevenson Biography
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer and novelist. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, into a family of lighthouse engineers. Despite his parents' wishes for him to pursue a career in engineering, Stevenson was more interested in writing and studied law instead.
Stevenson began his writing career in his twenties, publishing articles and essays in various magazines. He gained literary success with his first book, "An Inland Voyage," a travelogue of his canoe trip through Belgium and France.
In 1883, Stevenson published what would become his most famous work, "Treasure Island," a classic adventure story that has been adapted into countless films, television shows, and stage productions. Other notable works by Stevenson include "Kidnapped," "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "The Master of Ballantrae."
Throughout his life, Stevenson suffered from poor health, including tuberculosis. He traveled extensively, seeking out warmer climates that would be easier on his health. He eventually settled in Samoa, where he died in 1894 at the age of 44.
Stevenson is remembered as one of the most popular and enduring writers of his time, with his works continuing to captivate readers around the world today.
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