Author Focus

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Scottish essayist, poet and author of fiction and travel books, known especially for his novels of adventure. Characteristic for Stevenson's novels is skillful use of horror and supernatural elements. Often his stories are set in colorful locations, where his characters can forget the restrictions of Victorian social manners. Arguing against realism, Stevenson underlined the "nameless longings of the reader", the desire for experience.


Major Works:

The Master of Ballantrae
St. Ives
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Treasure Island
Weir of Hermiston