Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist and poet, best known for the children's adventure novels Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886), and the science fiction thriller, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). He is also known for A Child's Garden of Verses, which is a collection of 64 charming poems for children containing many rhymes.

"He was a writer of originality and power who produced brilliant adventure stories with subtle moral overtones and perceptive renderings of the human condition," summarizes the Encyclopedia Britannica about Stevenson.[1]

Stevenson was a concise writer with an economy of expression akin to a poet. He is ranked 26th among the authors worldwide who have been translated the most, just below his countryman Charles Dickens, as of 2018.