Myself and the Other Fellow
A Life of Robert Lewis Stevenson
By (author) Claire Harman
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Myself and the Other Fellow by Claire Harman
Book DescriptionHe thrilled readers the world over with breathtaking tales of pirates (Treasure Island) and monsters (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). But the short life of writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction. He was both engineer and aesthete, Covenanter and atheist, dutiful son and reckless lover. His travels, illnesses, creative struggles, volatile relationships, and titanic quarrels were the stuff of legend.Until now, no biography has done justice to the complex, brilliant, and troubled man who was responsible for so many remarkable literary creations, the least "Victorian" of Victorian writers. Claire Harman's Myself & the Other Fellow is a fascinating portrait of a man of humor, resilience, and strongly unconventional views, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and perceptive biography of Robert Louis Stevenson to date.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060935252
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 146mm x 24mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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