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Description - Robert Louis Stevenson by William Gray

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333984017
ISBN-10: 0333984013
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Gray

WILLIAM GRAY is Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics at the University of Chichester, UK. He studied literature, philosophy and theology at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Princeton, and has published widely in these areas, including Death and Fantasy and books on C.S. Lewis and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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