Robert Louis Stevenson

A Literary Life

  • Authors
  • William¬†Gray

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. William Gray
    Pages 1-22
  3. William Gray
    Pages 23-48
  4. William Gray
    Pages 49-75
  5. William Gray
    Pages 76-109
  6. William Gray
    Pages 110-161
  7. William Gray
    Pages 162-170
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-190

About this book


More than most writers, Robert Louis Stevenson requires a Literary Life. Fascination with Stevenson's life (the 'Stevenson biography' is almost a minor genre) has tended to eclipse his literary achievement. This study focuses on Stevenson's writing practice within the different geographical, cultural and political contexts that shaped it, from Scotland to the South Seas. Following Stevenson's own views on biography, the book is not structured primarily in terms of chronology, but is more a kind of literary geography than traditional literary history.


America biography chronology English French genre history history of literature knowledge Robert Louis Stevenson Scotland structure tradition writing

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