Robert Louis Stevenson and the fiction of adventure. by Robert Kiely

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .

Written in English

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  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, -- 1850-1894.

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Includes bibliographies.

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LC ClassificationsPR5497 .K5
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 285 p.
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17761427M

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London: Cassell & Company, Scottish Historical Fiction FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Octavo 19 x 14cm, ; Publisher's catalogue dated July With a large coloured folding map as a frontispiece, and 16 engraved plates by Hole.

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There is a name in front. Mesh is visible at the front hinge but all pages are tightly bound. The cover has some wear. Seller Rating: % positive.Shortlised for the Saltire Society Non Fiction Book of the Year Award Almost every adult and child is familiar with his Treasure Island, but few know that Robert Louis Stevenson lived out his last years on an equally remote island, which was squabbled over by colonial powers much as Captain Flint's treasure was contested by the mongrel crew of the Hispaniola.

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