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By Claire Harman

He overjoyed readers across the world with breathtaking stories of pirates (Treasure Island) and monsters (The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). however the brief lifetime of author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was once as adventurous as nearly something in his fiction. He used to be either engineer and aesthete, Covenanter and atheist, dutiful son and reckless lover. His travels, health problems, artistic struggles, unstable relationships, and vast quarrels have been the stuff of legend.

Until now, no biography has performed justice to the advanced, great, and stricken guy who used to be accountable for such a lot of notable literary creations, the least "Victorian" of Victorian writers. Claire Harman's Myself & the opposite Fellow is an engaging portrait of a guy of humor, resilience, and strongly unconventional perspectives, the main authoritative, complete, and perceptive biography of Robert Louis Stevenson to date.

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