November 13: Robert Louis Stevenson

On this day in 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Among his most famous works are Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child’s Garden of Verses.

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Stevenson by Sargent

Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson by John Singer Sargent, 1887.

A Child's Garden of Verses

Listen to 39 favorite selections from A Child’s Garden of Verses, a collection of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection.

Treasure Island

Listen to Treasure Island, an adventure tale of “buccaneers and buried gold” available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a suspense tale of Dr. Jekyll, and his menacing alter ego Mr. Hyde available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection.

Selected Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

Listen to ten essays of Robert Louis Stevenson, including selections from Across the Plains (1892) and Essays of Travel (1911). Available from the free Lit2Go audiobook collection.

Girl on Balcony

Illustration of a girl leaning from her balcony from the ClipArt ETC website. Drawn by Charles Robinson for Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verse.

Building Illustration

Detail of illustration of a building and child from the ClipArt ETC website. Drawn by Charles Robinson for Stevenson’s A Cild’s Garden of Verse.

Girl and Cow

Illustration of a girl and cow from the ClipArt ETC website. Drawn by Charles Robinson for Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verse.

Black Dog and Jim

Black Dog hiding himself and Jim from Bill, the captain, in Treasure Island. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.