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Dutch

De ontvoering van David Balfour

Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Fiel Van der Veen (illustrator)
Target audience:
All ages
Title
De ontvoering van David Balfour / Stevenson, R.L. ; ill. Van der Veen, Fiel
Author
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
Illustrator
Fiel Van der Veen
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Kidnapped
Publisher
Amsterdam: Leopold, 1991
223 p. : ill.
ISBN
90-258-4506-1

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa where, alarmed at European and American encroachment upon the South Sea islands, his writing turned away from romance and adventure toward a darker realism. He died in his island home in 1894.

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