Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

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    In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    With the half of a broken hope for a pillow at night
    That somehow the right is the right
    And the smooth shall bloom from the rough:
    Lord, if that were enough?
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    Must we to bed indeed? Well then,
    Let us arise and go like men,
    And face with an undaunted tread
    The long black passage up to bed.
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

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    With the half of a broken hope for a pillow at night
    That somehow the right is the right
    And the smooth shall bloom from the rough:
    Lord, if that were enough?
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)