Weir of Hermiston (Penguin English Library)

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9780140431384: Weir of Hermiston (Penguin English Library)

As well as the title work, Stevenson's last book, this collection contains "Will O' the Mill", "Thrawn Janet" "The Misadventures of John Nicholson" and "The House Of Eld".

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburgh. In the brief span of forty-four years, dogged by poor health, he made an enormous contribution to English literature with his novels, poetry, and essays. The son of upper-middle-class parents, he was the victim of lung trouble from birth, and spent a sheltered childhood surrounded by constant care. The balance of his life was taken up with his unremitting devotion to work, and a search for a cure to his illness that took him all over the world. His travel essays were publihsed widely, and his short fiction was gathered in many volumes. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, was published in 1883 and brought him great fame, which only increased with the publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). He followed with the Scottish romances Kidnapped (1886) and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). In 1888 he set out with his family for the South Seas, traveling to the leper colony at Molokai, and finally settling in Samoa, where he died.

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Under the general editorship of Catherine Kerrigan, the handsome new Centenary edition, inaugurated by the two volumes under review, seeks for the first time systematically to dislodge Colvin and re-build the monument. Under the general editorship of Catherine Kerrigan, the handsome new Centenary edition, inaugurated by the two volumes under review, seeks for the first time systematically to dislodge Colvin and re-build the monument.

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