Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes (Author of Treasure Island)
Robert Louis Stevenson Facts. The first one is " Treasure Island" , this book has been made into many movies and millions of copies have been sold. The other one is "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" , this book is what really made Stevenson famous around the whole world rather than just western European and Celtic countries. The last book is called " A child's garden of verses" , this book is a collection of his poems, and is also very famous. The last book on this list had an effect on me because my grandma used to read to me from it.
His father and grandfather were both successful engineers who built many of the lighthouses that dotted the Scottish coast, whilst his mother came from a family of lawyers and church ministers. A sickly boy whose mother was also often unwell, Stevenson spent much of his childhood with the family nurse, Alison Cunningham. She told him many ghost stories and supernatural tales which seem to resonate throughout Stevenson's later fiction, reappearing in several of his short-stories, such as 'The Body Snatchers', 'The Merry Men' , and 'Thrawn Janet'. In , Stevenson enrolled at Edinburgh University to study engineering. The choice of subject was influenced by Stevenson's father, who wished his son to continue the prestigious family tradition. Stevenson however had other ambitions, and even at this early stage, expressed a desire to write. He shortly changed courses and began to study law, but soon gave this up to concentrate on writing professionally, much to the displeasure of his father.
Born on November 13, , in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson traveled often, and his global wanderings lent themselves well to his brand of fiction.
family and friends 3 audio cd free download