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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. 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.
A sequel to Kidnapped, being memoirs of his adventures at home and abroad in which are set forth his misfortunes anent the Appin Murder; his troubles with Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity on the Bass Rock; Journey into Holland and France; and singular relations with James More Drummond, a son of the notorious Rob Roy, and his daughter Catriona.