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Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894
Robert Louis Stevenson is a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer who created the children’s novel Treasure Island, and of the horror story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His whole work is based on a key theme is the impossibility of identifying and separating good from evil. His writing relies on visual effects, and on numerous narrators and points of views.
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It was late in November 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence; sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices; sometimes there was a lull, and flake... [+]

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Every night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlour of the George at Debenham–the undertaker, and the landlord, and Fettes, and myself. Sometimes there would be more; but blow high, blow ... [+]

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My first gift and my last, to you
I dedicate this fascicle of songs–
The only wealth I have:
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In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I... [+]

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When I was sick and lay a-bed,

I had two pillows at my head,

And all my toys beside me ... [+]

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Up into the cherry tree

Who should climb but little me?

I held the trunk with both my ... [+]

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I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than ... [+]