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 - Louise - Goodreads
This is an exhaustive work. I give it 4 stars because it is an accomplishment for the writer, but for the reader it is a major commitment. She has sifted through a lot of info and put it in good order ... Read full review
Review: Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis StevensonUser Review - Maryellen Walter - Goodreads
I persisted in reading this book but to me there were too many excerpts from his writings thrown in among the interesting parts of his life. Also had trouble understanding some of the words the author used (perhaps Scottish?). Anyway I finished it but it was a chore. Read full review
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