A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Neil Azevedo

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Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) published A Child's Garden of Verses in 1885. Along with Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde it is among his best known works, and is a timeless classic of English language poetry.

I was first introduced to his timeless A Child's Garden of Verses by my mother as a child myself, and the simple, extremely perceptive moments beautifully rendered in Stevenson's effortless cadences and perfect rhymes went a long way, I imagine, to making me believe from an early age that poetry was the best way to explain and discover everything, and subsequently made me want to be a poet myself, or at least surround myself with poetry as much as possible. Reading these poems to my own children is one of my fondest memories of young fatherhood. I can think of no other single volume of verse that is more essential for a child's puerile ears and curious mind.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150907829
Publisher: William Ralph Press
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Series: The Reader's Library , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 110,180
File size: 703 KB

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

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

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