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Myself and the other fellow : a life of Robert Louis Stevenson

Autor: Claire Harman
Editora: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Biografia : Inglês : [1st American ed.]Ver todas as edições e formatos
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"The short life of Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction: his travels, illness, struggles to become a writer, relationships with his volatile wife and step-family, friendships, and quarrels have fascinated readers for more than a century. No biography has yet done justice to the complex, brilliant, and troubled man who was responsible for so many remarkable creations.  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Pessoa Denominada: Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Claire Harman
ISBN: 0066209846 9780066209845
Número OCLC: 58789173
Notas: "First published as Robert Louis Stevenson : a biography in Great Britain in 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Descrição: xix, 503 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: Baron Broadnose --
Velvet coat --
The careless infidel --
Ah welless --
Stennis Frère --
The amateur emigrant --
The professional sickist --
Uxorious Billy --
A weevil in a biscuit --
The dreamer --
Below zero --
Ona --
Tusi Tala --
The tame celebrity.
Outros Títulos: Robert Louis Stevenson
Responsabilidade: Claire Harman.

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"The short life of Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] was as adventurous as almost anything in his fiction: his travels, illness, struggles to become a writer, relationships with his volatile wife and step-family, friendships, and quarrels have fascinated readers for more than a century. No biography has yet done justice to the complex, brilliant, and troubled man who was responsible for so many remarkable creations. His interest in psychology, genetics, technology, and feminism anticipated the concerns of the next century, while his experiments in narrative technique inspired postmodern innovators such as Borges and Nabokov. Stevenson's recently collected correspondence shows him to have been the least "Victorian" of Victorian writers; he was a man of humour, resilience, and strongly unconventional views. With access to this and much previously unpublished material, distinguished biographer Claire Harman has written the most authoritative, comprehensive, and perceptive portrait of Stevenson to date."--Jacket.

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