Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Familiar Studies of Men and Books


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"Familiar Studies of Men and Books" from Robert Louis Stevenson. Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer (1850-1894).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512200782
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2015
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins".

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

Table of Contents

Preface, by way of criticism; 1. Victor Hugo's romances; 2. Some aspects of Robert Burns; 3. Walt Whitman; 4. Henry David Thoreau; 5. Yoshia-Torajiro; 6. François Villon; 7. Charles of Orleans; 8. Samuel Pepys; 9. John Knox and women.

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