The Silverado Squatters – Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson’s volume grew out of a few weeks‘ sojourn of the author and his wife in a deserted miner’s cabin on the heights of Mount Saint Helena, in the California Coast Range. In a series of short sketches or chapters, Mr. Stevenson describes the incidents which befell him and his companion. One can conceive that a most entertaining history might be written of a summer’s residence in a sequestered nook among stately and remote mountains. The smallest everyday affairs rise out of the commonplace in such quaint and picturesque circumstances, affording abundant matter for a ready writer to work upon.
The Silverado Squatters.
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Biography of Robert Louis Stevenson (from Wikipedia):
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he „seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins“.
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