Prince Otto

  • J. R. Hammond
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Writing to his friend W. H. Low in December 1883 Stevenson confided:

My brief romance Prince Otto — far my most difficult adventure up to now — is near an end.… There is a good deal of stuff in it, both dramatic and, I think, poetic; and the story is not like these purposeless fables of today, but is, at least, intended to stand firm upon a basis of philosophy — or morals — as you please. It has been long gestated, and is wrought with care.


Adventure Story Principal Weakness Artistic Unity Deep Love Literary Merit 
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