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Robert Louis Stevenson - A Child's Garden of Verse (2nd Hand Hardback)

£3.95
SKU B002085
Synopsis

First published in 1885, poet and storyteller Robert Louis Steven­son's classic tribute to the lives of children has delighted readers for more than a century.

This edition is the complete version and is illustrated in colour by a wide range of artists from the late 19th to early 20th century including Charles Robinson, Willebeck Le Mair, Millicent Sowerby and Margaret Tarrant.

The author, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), born and educated in Edinburgh, was both a poet and a novelist. His adventure stories for children, Kidnapped and Treasure Island are regarded as classics as is his novel for adults The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Many of the poems form A Child's Garden of Verses are included in poetry anthologies and Block City a single poem, has been published as a book.

From flying through the air on a swing to building an imaginary world out of blocks to being tucked into bed for a night of sweet dreams, A Child's Garden of Verses is a joyful celebration of imagination, wonder, and what it means to be a child.

Details
  • Format : 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Poetry & Plays
  • Published : 1885 (This Edition 1990 - Macmillan)
  • ISBN : 9780333531792
  • SKU : B002085
  • PPC : LL400gm
  • RRP : £9.95 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
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The Author

Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to a family of engineers who had built many of the deep-sea lighthouses around the rocky coast of Scotland. His mother, Margaret Isabella Balfour, came from a family of lawyers and church ministers. In 1857 the family moved to 17 Heriot Row, a solid, respectable house in Edinburgh’s New Town.

At the age of seventeen he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study engineering, with the aim - his father hoped - of following him in the family firm. However, he abandoned this course of studies and made the compromise of studying law. He “passed advocate” in 1875 but did not practice since by now he knew he wanted to be a writer. In the university’s summer vacations he went to France to be in the company of other young artists, both writers and painters. His first published work was an essay called “Roads”, and his first published volumes were works of travel writing.

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