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K. Chesterton, G. P. Nerli, Genre, Gentry, George William Balfour, Gilbert Islands, GR 70, Grez-sur-Loing, Guitar, Gutzon Borglum, H. Rider Haggard, Henry Clay Ide, Henry James, Henry Walter Barnett, History of the Encyclopædia Britannica, History of the Pacific Islands, Hodder & Stoughton, Honolulu, Horror fiction, Humanism, Hyères, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ian Rankin, IMDb, Inchyra, Index Translationum, Indianapolis, Inklings, Intracerebral hemorrhage, Island Nights' Entertainments, Isleworth, Isobel Osbourne, J. M. Barrie, Jack Buckland, Jack London, Jacobitism, James Balfour (engineer), James Pope-Hennessy, John Bunyan, John MacGregor (sportsman), John Singer Sargent, Jorge Luis Borges, Joseph Conrad, Kaʻiulani, Kalākaua, Kidnapped (novel), Kingdom of Hawaii, Kiribati, Kuria (islands), Leonard Woolf, Leslie Stephen, Lighthouse, Literary modernism, Literary theory, Liverpool, Lloyd Bochner, Lloyd Osbourne, Longman's Magazine, Mandolin, Marcel Proust, Markheim, Marquesas Islands, Memories and Portraits, Menton, Merritt Island, Florida, Minister (Christianity), Molokai, Montclair Art Museum, Monterey, California, More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter, Mount Saint Helena, Mount Vaea, Napa County, California, Napa Valley AVA, National Library of Scotland, National Observer (UK), Nemours, New Arabian Nights, Nichols House Museum, Olalla (short story), Online Books Page, Open letter, Orkney, Oscar Wilde, Overland Monthly, Oxford, Pack animal, Paean, Pebble Beach, California, Piano, Pick-up sticks, Piracy, Poetry Archive, Pontoise, Poole, Portsmouth Square, Presbyterianism, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Prince Otto, Psychopathy, Ranch, Recreation, Relief, Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Robert Stevenson (civil engineer), Robert Taylor (actor), Roger Lancelyn Green, Romance novel, Rosaline Masson, Rotary International, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Royal Mile, Rudyard Kipling, Rupert of Hentzau, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Salvation Army Waiʻoli Tea Room, Samoa, Samoan crisis, Samoan Islands, Samoan language, San Francisco, Saranac Lake, New York, Sarcoidosis, Scillonian (1955), Scotland, Scots language, Scottish people, Scribner's Magazine, Sermon, Shetland, Sidney Colvin, Skerryvore, Sleeping bag, Social criticism, Songs of Travel and Other Verses, St Giles' Cathedral, St. Helena, California, St. Ives (novel), Stevenson Cottage, Stevenson School, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Tahiti, Tales and Fantasies, Tembinok', Temple Bar (magazine), The Amateur Emigrant, The Beach of Falesá, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, The Body Snatcher, The Bottle Imp, The Court and Society Review, The Ebb-Tide, The Illustrated London News, The Isle of Voices, The Master of Ballantrae, The Merry Men (short story), The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Pall Mall Gazette, The Pavilion on the Links, The Pirate (novel), The Prisoner of Zenda, The Rajah's Diamond, The Silverado Squatters, The Speculative Society, The Suicide Club (short story collection), The Times Literary Supplement, The Wrecker (Stevenson novel), The Wrong Box (novel), Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Smith (engineer), Thomas Stevenson, Thomas Trood, Thrawn Janet, Tontine, Tory, Travel literature, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Treasure Island, Tuamotus, Tuberculosis, Underwoods, University of Edinburgh, Upolu, Upper West Side, Vailima, Samoa, Victorian era, Victorian literature, Violin, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Walter Raleigh (professor), Walter Scott, Wars of the Roses, Weir of Hermiston, Westbourne, Dorset, Wick, Caithness, William Blake Richmond, William Ernest Henley, World War I, Writers' Museum, Yule. 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A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poetry for children about childhood, illness, play and solitude by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.
A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is an 1892 historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson describing the contemporary Samoan Civil War.
Abemama (Apamama) is an atoll, one of the Gilberts group in Kiribati, and is located southeast of Tarawa and just north of the Equator.
Across the Plains (1892) is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters.
The Adirondack Mountains form a massif in northeastern New York, United States.
An admission to practice law is acquired when a lawyer receives a license to practice law.
Adventure fiction is fiction that usually presents danger, or gives the reader a sense of excitement.
Alan Breck Stewart (Gaelic: Ailean Breac Stiùbhart; c. 1711 – c. 1791) was a Scottish soldier and Jacobite.
Alan Stevenson FRSE MInstCE (1807, Edinburgh – 1865, Portobello, Edinburgh) was a Scottish lighthouse engineer who was Engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses.
Alès (Alès) is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region in southern France.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
An Inland Voyage (1878) is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876.
Andrew Lang, FBA (31 March 184420 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.
Anstruther (Ainster; Ànsruthair) is a small town in Fife, Scotland, nine miles south-southeast of St. Andrews.
Antwerp (Antwerpen, Anvers) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.
Aranuka is an atoll of Kiribati, located just north of the equator, in the Gilbert Islands.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (21 November 186312 May 1944) was a Cornish writer who published using the pseudonym Q. Although a prolific novelist, he is remembered mainly for the monumental publication The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900 (later extended to 1918) and for his literary criticism.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (March 1, 1848 – August 3, 1907) was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who most embodied the ideals of the "American Renaissance".
Sterling banknotes are the banknotes in circulation in the United Kingdom and its related territories, denominated in pounds sterling (symbol: £; ISO 4217 currency code GBP). Sterling banknotes are official currency in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha in St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Barbizon is a commune (town) in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France.
Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.
Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.
Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people and with few permanent ties.
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, long.
Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around west of Aberdeen in the Highlands.
Broadcasting syndication is the license to broadcast television programs and radio programs by multiple television stations and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.
Bronchiectasis is a disease in which there is permanent enlargement of parts of the airways of the lung.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Butaritari is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati.
California wine is wine made in the U.S. state of California.
Calistoga is a city in Napa County, California, United States.
Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent.
Carl Rüedi (April 21 (or 23?), 1848 – June 17, 1901) was a Swiss pulmonologist and at his lifetime one of the best-known physicians in Graubünden.
Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is an 1893 novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his earlier novel Kidnapped (1886).
The Cévennes (Cevenas) are a range of mountains in south-central France, covering parts of the départements of Ardèche, Gard, Hérault and Lozère.
Cesare Pavese (9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator.
Chambers Harrap Publishers (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd) is a reference publisher formerly based in Edinburgh, Scotland, which held the property rights of the venerable W.R. Chambers Publishers and its competitor George G. Harrap and Company (founded: 1901).
Charles McEwen Hyde (June 8, 1832 – October 13, 1899) was a Congregationalist missionary who arrived in Hawaii in 1877.
Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, Don DeLillo, and Edith Wharton.
Charles Warren Stoddard (18431909) was an American author and editor best known for his travel books about Polynesian life.
The Church of Scotland (The Scots Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
Colinton (Baile Cholgain) is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland situated 6 kilometres south west of the city centre.
Colinton Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland.
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
A comic novel is a novel-length work of humorous fiction.
The Cornhill Magazine (1860–1975) was a Victorian magazine and literary journal named after the publisher's address at 65 Cornhill in London.
The Covenanters were a Scottish Presbyterian movement that played an important part in the history of Scotland, and to a lesser extent that of England and Ireland, during the 17th century.
David Stevenson MICE FRSE FRSSA (11 January 1815 – 17 July 1886) was a Scottish lighthouse designer, who designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland, and helped continue the great dynasty of lighthouse engineering founded by his father.
Davos (German pronunciation; Tavau, archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.
Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area.
A deed (anciently "an evidence") is any legal instrument in writing which passes, affirms or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions, sealed.
Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor.
The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.
Dissociative identity disorder (DID), also known as multiple personality disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
The Edinburgh Academy is an independent school which was opened in 1824.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.
Edinburgh Napier University is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is a non-fiction travel book written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 184916 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic.
Emilio Salgari (but often erroneously pronounced; 21 August 1862 – 25 April 1911) was an Italian writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of science fiction.
Equator was a two-masted pygmy trading schooner that in 1889 carried passengers Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Vandegrift Stevenson on a voyage through the islands of Micronesia.
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.
The Isle of Erraid ('Eilean Earraid') is a tidal island approximately one mile square located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
Eve Blantyre Simpson (1855–1920) was the daughter of Professor James Young Simpson, who popularised the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic.
Everyman's Library is a series of reprinted classic literature currently published in hardback by Random House.
Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized (given human qualities, such as the ability to speak human language) and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson (a "moral"), which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim or saying.
Frances (Fanny) Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson (10 March 1840 – 18 February 1914) was the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson and mother of Isobel, Samuel Lloyd Osbourne, and Hervey Stewart Osbourne.
Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. or Saint Damien De Veuster (Pater Damiaan or Heilige Damiaan van Molokai; 3 January 1840 – 15 April 1889), born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute.
The flageolet is a woodwind instrument and a member of the fipple flute family.
Prof Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin FRS FRSE LLD (25 March 1833 – 12 June 1885) was Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, remarkable for his versatility.
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.
The forest of Fontainebleau (Forêt de Fontainebleau, or Forêt de Bière, meaning "forest of heather") is a mixed deciduous forest lying sixty kilometres southeast of Paris, France.
The French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d'Azur,; Còsta d'Azur; literal translation "Coast of Azure") is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.
Fridley is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic.
Girolamo Pieri Pecci Ballati Nerli, known more commonly as Girolamo Nerli (21 February 1860 – 24 June 1926) was an Italian painter who worked and travelled in Australia and New Zealand in the late 19th century influencing Charles Conder and Frances Hodgkins and helping to move Australian and New Zealand art in new directions.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
The gentry (genterie; Old French gentil: "high-born") are the "well-born, genteel, and well-bred people" of the social class below the nobility of a society.
George William Balfour MD LLD FRSE (2 June 1823 – 9 August 1903) was a Scottish physician, known as a heart specialist.
The Gilbert Islands (Tungaru;Reilly Ridgell. Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. 3rd. Ed. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1995. p. 95. formerly Kingsmill or King's-Mill IslandsVery often, this name applied only to the southern islands of the archipelago, the northern half being designated as the Scarborough Islands. Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam Webster, 1997. p. 594) are a chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean about halfway between Papua New Guinea and Hawaii.
The GR 70, also known as the Chemin de Stevenson or the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail, is a Grande Randonnée (long-distance footpath) that runs for approximately through the French departments of Haute-Loire, Lozère and Gard in a generally north–south direction from Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Saint-Jean-du-Gard.
Grez-sur-Loing (formerly Grès-en-Gâtinais) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (March 25, 1867 – March 6, 1941) was an American artist and sculptor.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard, (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
Henry Clay Ide (September 18, 1844 – June 13, 1921) was a U.S. judge, colonial commissioner, ambassador, and Governor-General of the Philippines.
Henry James, OM (–) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
Henry Walter Barnett (25 January 1862 – 16 January 1934), usually known as H. Walter Barnett, was an Australian photographer and filmmaker.
The Encyclopædia Britannica has been published continuously since 1768, appearing in fifteen official editions.
History of the Pacific Islands covers the history of the islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Hodder & Stoughton is a British publishing house, now an imprint of Hachette.
Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiokinai.
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition.
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. The old town lies from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Between the old town and the sea lies the pine-covered hill of Costebelle, which overlooks the peninsula of Giens. Hyères is the oldest resort on the French Riviera.
Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE (28 October 1925 – 27 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener.
Ian James Rankin, (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
Inchyra (An Innis Iarach "the west isle") is a hamlet in the Carse of Gowrie in Scotland.
The Index Translationum is UNESCO's database of book translations.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
The Inklings were an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949.
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), also known as cerebral bleed, is a type of intracranial bleed that occurs within the brain tissue or ventricles.
Island Nights' Entertainments (also known as South Sea Tales) is a collection of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1893.
Isleworth is a small town of Saxon origin sited within the London Borough of Hounslow in west London, England.
Isobel "Belle" Osbourne Strong Field (1858–1953) was the daughter of Fanny Stevenson and sister of Lloyd Osbourne.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
John Wilberforce "Jack" Buckland (1864–1897), also known as "Tin Jack", was a trader who lived in the South Pacific in the late 19th century.
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.
Jacobitism (Seumasachas, Seacaibíteachas, Séamusachas) was a political movement in Great Britain and Ireland that aimed to restore the Roman Catholic Stuart King James II of England and Ireland (as James VII in Scotland) and his heirs to the thrones of England, Scotland, France and Ireland.
James Melville Balfour (2 June 1831 – 19 December 1869) was a Scottish-born New Zealand marine engineer.
James Pope Hennessy CVO (20 November 1916 – 25 January 1974) was a British biographer and travel writer.
John Bunyan (baptised November 30, 1628August 31, 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress.
John MacGregor (24 January 1825 Gravesend – 16 July 1892 Boscombe, Bournemouth), nicknamed Rob Roy after a renowned relative, was a Scottish explorer, travel writer and philanthropist.
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.
Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.
Victoria Kawēkiu Kaiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn (October 16, 1875 – March 6, 1899) was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii and held the title of Crown Princess.
Kalākaua (November 16, 1836 – January 20, 1891), born David Laamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch, was the last king and penultimate monarch of the Kingdom of HawaiOkinai.
Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a boys' novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886.
The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi originated in 1795 with the unification of the independent islands of Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi under one government.
Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),.
Kuria is the name of a pair of islets in the Central Gilbert Islands in Kiribati, northwest of Aranuka.
Leonard Sidney Woolf (25 November 1880 – 14 August 1969) was a British political theorist, author, publisher and civil servant, and husband of author Virginia Woolf.
Sir Leslie Stephen (28 November 1832 – 22 February 1904) was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, and mountaineer, and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a very self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction.
Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Lloyd Wolfe Bochner (July 29, 1924 – October 29, 2005) was a Canadian actor.
Samuel Lloyd Osbourne (April 7, 1868 – May 22, 1947) was an American author and the stepson of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson with whom he would co-author three books and provide input and ideas on others.
Longman's Magazine was first published in November 1882 by C. J. Longman, publisher of Longmans, Green & Co. of London.
A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922), known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
"Markheim" is a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally prepared for the Pall Mall Gazette in 1884, but published in 1885 in The Broken Shaft: Tales of Mid-Ocean as part of Unwin's Christmas Annual.
The Marquesas Islands (Îles Marquises or Archipel des Marquises or Marquises; Marquesan: Te Henua (K)enana (North Marquesan) and Te FenuaEnata (South Marquesan), both meaning "the land of men") are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean.
Memories and Portraits is a collection of essays by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1887.
Menton (written Menton in classical norm or Mentan in Mistralian norm; Mentone) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
Merritt Island is a census-designated place in Brevard County, Florida, located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean.
In Christianity, a minister is a person authorized by a church, or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
Molokai (Hawaiian), nicknamed “The Friendly Isle”, is the fifth largest island of eight major islands that make up the Hawaiian Island Chain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) is located in Montclair, New Jersey, United States, a few miles west of New York City.
Monterey is a city located in Monterey County in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast.
More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (1885) is a collection of linked short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny van der Grift Stevenson.
Mount Saint Helena (Wappo: Kanamota, "Human Mountain") is a peak in the Mayacamas Mountains with flanks in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties of California.
Mount Vaea is a 472 m summit overlooking Apia, the capital of Samoa located on the north central coast of Upolu island.
Napa County is a county located north of San Pablo Bay in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California.
Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Napa County, California, United States.
The National Library of Scotland (Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Naitional Leebrar o Scotland) is the legal deposit library of Scotland and is one of the country's National Collections.
The National Observer was a British newspaper published from 1888 to 1897.
Nemours is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880.
The Nichols House Museum is a museum at 55 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts.
"Olalla" is a short story by the Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Online Books Page is an index of e-text books available on the Internet.
An open letter is a letter that is intended to be read by a wide audience, or a letter intended for an individual, but that is nonetheless widely distributed intentionally.
Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.
Overland Monthly was a monthly magazine based in California, United States, and published in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
A pack animal or beast of burden is an individual or type of working animal used by humans as means of transporting materials by attaching them so their weight bears on the animal's back, in contrast to draft animals which pull loads but do not carry them.
A paean is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving.
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Pick-up sticks or pick-a-stick is a game of physical and mental skill in which a bundle of "sticks", between 8 and 20 centimeters long, are dropped as a loose bunch onto a table top, jumbling into a random pile.
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.
The Poetry Archive is a free, web-based library formed to hold recordings of English language poets reading their own work.
Pontoise is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France.
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.
Portsmouth Square is a one-block park in Chinatown, San Francisco, California, that is bounded by Kearny Street on the east, Washington Street on the north, Clay Street on the south, and Walter Lum Place on the west.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.
Prince Otto: A Romance is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1885.
Psychopathy, sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy, is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.
A ranch is an area of land, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool.
Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time.
Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material.
The Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial is an outdoor memorial commemorating Robert Louis Stevenson, installed in San Francisco's Portsmouth Square, in the U.S. state of California.
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is a California state park, located in Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties.
Robert Stevenson, FRSE, FGS, FRAS, FSA Scot, MWS (8 June 1772 – 12 July 1850) was a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses.
Robert Taylor (born Spangler Arlington Brugh; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time.
Roger (Gilbert) Lancelyn Green (2 November 1918 – 8 October 1987) was a British biographer and children's writer.
Although the genre is very old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the mass-market version.
Rosaline Masson (1867–1947) was a prolific writer of novels, biographies, histories and other works.
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, or RIE, often (but incorrectly) known as the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, or ERI, was established in 1729 and is the oldest voluntary hospital in Scotland.
The Royal Mile (Ryal Mile) is the name given to a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Rupert of Hentzau is a sequel by Anthony Hope to The Prisoner of Zenda, written in 1895, but not published until 1898.
Saint-Jean-du-Gard is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.
The Salvation Army Waiʻoli Tea Room has been closed since December 30, 2014.
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa (Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Sāmoa) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions.
The Samoan Crisis was a standoff between the United States, Imperial Germany, and Great Britain from 1887–1889 over control of the Samoan Islands during the Samoan Civil War.
The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania.
Samoan (Gagana faʻa Sāmoa or Gagana Sāmoa – IPA) is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising the Independent State of Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States.
Sarcoidosis is a disease involving abnormal collections of inflammatory cells that form lumps known as granulomas.
Scillonian (also referred to as Scillonian II or TSVM Scillonian) was a passenger ferry built for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company in 1955 by John I. Thornycroft & Company of Woolston, Southampton.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots).
The Scottish people (Scots: Scots Fowk, Scottish Gaelic: Albannaich), or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland (or Alba) in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation. In modern usage, "Scottish people" or "Scots" is used to refer to anyone whose linguistic, cultural, family ancestral or genetic origins are from Scotland. The Latin word Scoti originally referred to the Gaels, but came to describe all inhabitants of Scotland. Considered archaic or pejorative, the term Scotch has also been used for Scottish people, primarily outside Scotland. John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Scotch (Toronto: MacMillan, 1964) documents the descendants of 19th-century Scottish pioneers who settled in Southwestern Ontario and affectionately referred to themselves as 'Scotch'. He states the book was meant to give a true picture of life in the community in the early decades of the 20th century. People of Scottish descent live in many countries other than Scotland. Emigration, influenced by factors such as the Highland and Lowland Clearances, Scottish participation in the British Empire, and latterly industrial decline and unemployment, have resulted in Scottish people being found throughout the world. Scottish emigrants took with them their Scottish languages and culture. Large populations of Scottish people settled the new-world lands of North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Canada has the highest level of Scottish descendants per capita in the world and the second-largest population of Scottish descendants, after the United States. Scotland has seen migration and settlement of many peoples at different periods in its history. The Gaels, the Picts and the Britons have their respective origin myths, like most medieval European peoples. Germanic peoples, such as the Anglo-Saxons, arrived beginning in the 7th century, while the Norse settled parts of Scotland from the 8th century onwards. In the High Middle Ages, from the reign of David I of Scotland, there was some emigration from France, England and the Low Countries to Scotland. Some famous Scottish family names, including those bearing the names which became Bruce, Balliol, Murray and Stewart came to Scotland at this time. Today Scotland is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens.
Scribner's Magazine was an American periodical published by the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons from January 1887 to May 1939.
A sermon is an oration, lecture, or talk by a member of a religious institution or clergy.
Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.
Sir Sidney Colvin (18 June 1845 – 11 May 1927) was an English curator and literary and art critic, part of the illustrious Anglo-Indian Colvin family.
Skerryvore (from the Gaelic An Sgeir Mhòr meaning "The Great Skerry") is a remote reef that lies off the west coast of Scotland, 12 miles (19 kilometres) south-west of the island of Tiree.
A sleeping bag is an insulated covering for a person, essentially a lightweight quilt that can be closed with a zipper or similar means to form a tube, which functions as lightweight, portable bedding in situations where a person is sleeping outdoors (e.g. when camping, hiking, hill walking or climbing).
The term social criticism often refers to a mode of criticism that locates the reasons for malicious conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure.
Songs of Travel and Other Verses is an 1896 book of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson.
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Stevenson Cottage is a historic cure cottage located at Saranac Lake, town of St. Armand in Essex County, New York.
Stevenson School (also known as Robert Louis Stevenson School and abbreviated as RLS) is a highly selective, coeducational, private school for boarding and day students in preschool through twelfth grade.
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886.
Tahiti (previously also known as Otaheite (obsolete) is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts: the bigger, northwestern part, Tahiti Nui, and the smaller, southeastern part, Tahiti Iti. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 189,517 inhabitants (2017 census), making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.7% of its total population. Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity (sometimes referred to as an overseas country) of France. The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast of Tahiti. The only international airport in the region, Fa'a'ā International Airport, is on Tahiti near Papeete. Tahiti was originally settled by Polynesians between 300 and 800AD. They represent about 70% of the island's population, with the rest made up of Europeans, Chinese and those of mixed heritage. The island was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until its annexation by France in 1880, when it was proclaimed a colony of France, and the inhabitants became French citizens. French is the only official language, although the Tahitian language (Reo Tahiti) is widely spoken.
Tales and Fantasies is a short story collection by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Tembinok', or Tem Binoka, (reigned 1878 – 10 November 1891) was the Uea (ruler) of Abemama, Aranuka and Kuria, in the Gilbert Islands, during the late 19th century.
Temple Bar was a literary periodical of the mid and late 19th and very early 20th centuries (1860–1906).
The Amateur Emigrant (in full: The Amateur Emigrant from the Clyde to Sandy Hook) is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his journey from Scotland to California in 1879-1880.
"The Beach of Falesá" is a short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
"The Body Snatcher" is a short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894).
The Bottle Imp is an 1891 short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson usually found in the short story collection Island Nights' Entertainments.
The Court and Society Review was a British literary magazine published between 1885 and 1888.
The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine.
"The Isle of Voices" is a short story written by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in his collection Island Nights' Entertainments in 1893.
The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is a book by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, focusing upon the conflict between two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.
"The Merry Men" is a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1882 in Cornhill Magazine 45-6 (June–July 1882).
The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887) is a collection of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature is an anthology of English literature published by the W. W. Norton & Company.
The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper founded in London on 7 February 1865 by George Murray Smith; its first editor was Frederick Greenwood.
"The Pavilion on the Links" (1880) is a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Pirate is a novel by Walter Scott, based roughly on the life of John Gow who features as Captain Cleveland.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), by Anthony Hope, is an adventure novel in which the King of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus is unable to attend the ceremony.
The Rajah's Diamond is a cycle of four short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Silverado Squatters (1883) is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California, in 1880.
The Speculative Society is a Scottish Enlightenment society dedicated to public speaking and literary composition, founded in 1764.
The Suicide Club is a collection of three 19th century detective fiction short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson that combine to form a single narrative.
The Times Literary Supplement (or TLS, on the front page from 1969) is a weekly literary review published in London by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp.
The Wrecker (1892) is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in collaboration with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne.
The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889.
Thomas Carlyle (4 December 17955 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher.
Thomas Smith (1752–1814) was a Scottish businessman and early lighthouse engineer.
Thomas Stevenson PRSE MInstCE FRSSA FSAScot (22 July 1818 – 8 May 1887) was a pioneering Scottish lighthouse designer and meteorologist, who designed over thirty lighthouses in and around Scotland, as well as the Stevenson screen used in meteorology.
Thomas Trood (11 February 1833 - 23 March 1916) was an entrepreneur notable for acting as British Vice Consul in Samoa during the period it was annexed by Germany in 1900.
"Thrawn Janet" is a short story, written in Scots, by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.
A tontine (English pronunciation) is an investment plan for raising capital, devised in the 17th century and relatively widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A Tory is a person who holds a political philosophy, known as Toryism, based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism, which upholds the supremacy of social order as it has evolved throughout history.
The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published works and is considered a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.
Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold".
The Tuamotus, also referred to in English as the Tuamotu Archipelago or the Tuamotu Islands (Îles Tuamotu, officially Archipel des Tuamotu), are a French Polynesian chain of almost 80 islands and atolls forming the largest chain of atolls in the world.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Underwoods is a collection of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1887.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.
Upolu is an island in Samoa, formed by a massive basaltic shield volcano which rises from the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean.
The Upper West Side, sometimes abbreviated UWS, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street.
Vailima is the name of a village about four kilometres south of Apia, the capital of Samoa.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901) (the Victorian era).
The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.
Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh (5 September 1861 – 13 May 1922) was an English scholar, poet, and author.
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose.
Weir of Hermiston (1896) is an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Westbourne is an affluent residential and shopping area of Bournemouth, Dorset.
Wick (Inbhir Ùige, Week) is a town and royal burgh in Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.
Sir William Blake Richmond KCB, RA, PPRBSA (29 November 1842 – 11 February 1921), was a portrait painter and a designer of stained glass and mosaic, whose works include mosaic decorations below the dome and in the apse of St Paul's cathedral in London.
William Ernest Henley (23 August 1849 – 11 July 1903) was an English poet, critic and editor of the late-Victorian era in England who is spoken of as having as central a role in his time as Samuel Johnson had in the eighteenth century.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
The Writers’ Museum, housed in Lady Stair’s House at the Lawnmarket, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, presents the lives of three of the foremost Scottish writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") was and is a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples.
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