Edinburgh

Edinburgh

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Overview

"Beautiful as she is, she is not so much beautiful as interesting. She is pre-eminently Gothic, and all the more so since she has set herself off with some Greek airs, and erected classic temples on her crags. In a word and above all, she is a curiosity." First published in 1879, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is among the most vivid of Robert Louis Stevenson's writings. His passion for Auld Reekie never clouded his wry wit, and his enthusiasm for the picturesque detail and the savory anecdote will delight readers today as much as they scandalized his contemporaries. Perhaps best known as the author of Treasure Island and other children's literature, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850­1894) was a prolific novelist, playwright, essayist, and travel writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353832629
Publisher: Throne Classics
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
-wikipedia

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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Edinburgh 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Eyejaybee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting description of the history and topography of Edinburgh, though frequently seen through decidedly jaundiced eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago