A critical biography of the Scottish fictionist and poet, chronicling his dramatic and romantic travels and activities in Scotland, Europe, America, and finally Samoa, and appraising his poetry, stories, and travel books....
|Title||:||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
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Robert Louis Stevenson Reviews
I think the rating I gave this book has more to do with RLS than with the author. Though I did not appreciate the author telling us so soon when and how and where RLS died, and then telling us again a few times. Fascinating life! Really fun reading.
Interesting and James Pope Hennessy is interesting too. He died (murdered) before the book was finished. There seems to be little written about RLS and only one recent biog that had bad reviews. So this is it. Lovely picture of a fey bohemian university student in Edinburgh in the late 19thC, slender, elegant and beautiful. (Elegant in figure. His dress was rather shabby!) He was such an attractive personality and so frail for all of his short life. He had so much more literature in him. I feel that he had not got into his stride when he died. And this biog is so brief. What with a dearth of RLS writing and a dearth of biog material and a love of RLS I am left unsatisfied. But I so enjoyed this biography. The last section of this book seemed rushed and incomplete. There was a lot of information thrown together and not developed properly. It did not do justice to either RLS or to Pope Hennessy. I have learned to call George Bernard Shaw Bernard and now RLS is Louis, pronounced Lewis! I will now know how to address them if I meet them in the after life! G