Amazing Life of Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist and poet.



Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Thomas, was a lighthouse engineer and the Stevenson family built a good portion of the deep-sea lighthouses along the Scottish coast. Margaret Isabella Balfour, Stevenson’s mother, came from a family of lawyers and clergymen (“Robert Louis Stevenson’s Life.” RLS Website). As a child, Stevenson was often ill and rather than going to school was frequently kept home. Stevenson received the majority of his education from his nannies and private tutors. It was through his “somewhat isolated childhood” that “a healthy imagination through which dreams of being a writer developed” (“Robert Louis Stevenson: The Life.” Robert Louis Stevenson Museum).


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A link to a Stevenson poetry sampling…

https://www.poetry.com/poem/31639/my-bed-is-a-boat
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Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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