Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Lewis Stevenson
He thrilled readers the world over with breathtaking tales of pirates (Treasure Island) and monsters (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). But the short life of writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction. He was both engineer and aesthete, Covenanter and atheist, dutiful son and reckless lover. His travels, illnesses, creative struggles, volatile relationships, and titanic quarrels were the stuff of legend.
Until now, no biography has done justice to the complex, brilliant, and troubled man who was responsible for so many remarkable literary creations, the least "Victorian" of Victorian writers. Claire Harman's Myself & the Other Fellow is a fascinating portrait of a man of humor, resilience, and strongly unconventional views, the most authoritative, comprehensive, and perceptive biography of Robert Louis Stevenson to date.
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Review: Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis StevensonUser Review - Brenda - Goodreads
Anyone that has read any of Stevenson's books should read this to better understand the writer. This was a great book about his life, struggles, marriage and his illness. Life certainly not kind to ... Read full review
Review: Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis StevensonUser Review - Gobasso - Goodreads
Using the premise that RL Stevenson spent his life between a rich inner life that didn't always match up to the real world, Harman tells the story of this beloved author. Very influential in his time ... Read full review
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