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Dictionary of Literary Biography: Robert Louis Stevenson: A Documentary Volume

  • Series Name: Dictionary of Literary Biography Series
  • Volume 388
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  • ISBN-10: 1410395952
  • ISBN-13: 9781410395955
  • Shipping Weight: .00 lbs ( .00 kgs)
  • 388 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2021, 2020, 2020
  • © 2021 | Published

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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Series

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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  • Each DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY volume has an expert volume editor responsible for planning the volume, selecting the figures for inclusion, and assigning the entries.
  • Volume editors are also responsible for surveying the major periodicals and literary and intellectual movements for their volumes, as well as lists of further readings.
  • To enhance the reader’s understanding of the author by a knowledge of his or her environment, DLB volumes include not only drawings, paintings, and photographs of authors, often at various stages of their careers, but also illustrations of their families and places where they have lived.
  • Title pages are regularly reproduced in facsimile along with dust jackets for modern authors.
  • Manuscripts and letters are included when feasible.

What's New

  • All entries in this volume are unique to the series (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Works by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Chronology.
Short Titles of Books Cited in DLB 388.
1. Coming of Age in Edinburgh.
An Only Child.
Stevenson’s Edinburgh.
The Childhood of Smout.
The Imagination at Play.
Schooling.
“Liberty for Adventure”.
At the University of Edinburgh.
The Jenkins.
A Father’s Footsteps.
The Speculative Society.
“Anither Course I Now Begin”.
2. Bohemian and Belletrist.
A Restive and Ambitious Only Son.
Friends and Family.
“The Thunderbolt has Fallen”.
“When Health Deserts”.
Becoming an Advocate.
Literary Ambitions.
Bohemianism and Barbizon.
Grez and Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne.
The Participant Belletrist: Stevenson’s First Books.
Fanny and America.
3. Stevenson in America.
Crossing the Atlantic.
From New York to California.
California and Fanny.
A Honeymoon at an Abandoned Mine.
The Return.
4. The Profession of Letters.
In Search of Health.
Stevenson and His Publishers.
“Earning It Amply”: The Debate about Authorship.
Stories of Adventure.
5. The Treadmill of Success.
“La Solitude” and “Skerryvore”.
New Books and Projects.
Debating the Art of Fiction.
Strange Tales.
Scotland, Memories, and Escape.
6. From Saranac to Samoa.
New York and Saranac.
South Sea Voyaging.
Honolulu and Beyond.
Samoa.
“Here He Lies”: Death and Aftermath.
Checklist of Further Readings.
Index.