Biography Stevenson Robert Lewis

Stevenson
(Stevenson) Robert Lewis (13.11.1850, Edinburgh, – 3.12.1894, the island of Upolu, Samoa), an English writer. Scotsman by birth, son of an engineer. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Edinburgh University (1875). He traveled a lot. Suffering a severe form of tuberculosis, from 1890 he lived on the islands of Samoa. The first book of S. – “The Pennland Uprising” (1866). World fame S. brought the novel “Treasure Island” (1883, Russian translation 1886) – a classic example of adventure literature. In the topical novels “The Stolen” (1886, Russian translation of 1901), “The Master of Ballantra” (1889, Russian translation, 1890), “Shipwrecked” (1892, Russian translation, 1896), “Catrion” (1893, 1901), the purity of thoughts and high morality are opposed to the...

world of profit and self-interest. In the historical novels “Prince Otto” (1885, Russian translation, 1886), “Black Arrow” (1888, Russian translation, 1889), the romance of adventure is combined with the exact reconstruction of the local color and historical situation. Psychological story S. “The strange story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1886, Russian translation, 1888) provides a classic for English literature solution of the theme of the double. In Russia, the works of S. translated K. Balmont, V. Bryusov, I. Kashkin, K. Chukovsky; In the USSR, the Treasure Island was screened several times. An original interpretation of his plot was given by the modern English writer R. Delderfield in the novel “The Adventures of Ben Ghana” (1956, Russian translation, 1973).


Biography Stevenson Robert Lewis