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 - Vincent O'Neil - Goodreads
The first few chapters of this book were hard to slog through. I almost gave up. But I kept after it because Stevenson is a favorite author. Harman seems like she is trying to write on the same level ... Read full review
Review: Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis StevensonUser Review - Marianne - Goodreads
i liked it! I skimmed through some of it since I had already read, "Under the Wide and Starry Sky", and "Fanny Osbourne, her biography"....so I knew alot about the Stevensons. The more I learned about RLS, the more fascinating his life became to me - and inspired me to read more. Read full review
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