Robert Louis Stevenson

Scottish, 1850 - 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson was a celebrity during his lifetime and remains one of the most widely read and translated authors in the world. His dozens of books include perennial classics such as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Born in Scotland, he traveled extensively in Europe, America, and the South Pacific, adventures which feature prominently in his work. He died in Samoa at the age of forty-four.