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Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology

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Publication Date
07 September 2017
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Birlinn Ltd

Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology

Selected by Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares
Edited by Kevin MacNeil
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First imagined in the 1960s but never published, this collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s essays, fables and short stories was compiled by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares – a collection of their favourite works of non-fiction, short stories and fables. The themes – integrity, intellectual and imaginative truth, literary meaning, the fantastic – are common to all three authors, and these connections are explored in an introduction by Kevin MacNeil. Including such classic tales as ‘The Bottle Imp’ and rare essays on crime, morality, dreams and romance, Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology is rich, eloquent and utterly readable.

Robert Louis Stevenson was an atheist and free spirit. In Samoa – where he died – he fought in a civil war for independence. In 1886, the blockbuster novel Kidnapped was published – a dramatic adventure of abduction and life on the run in the wilds of Scotland. Stevenson died in 1894, just 44 years old. The Samoan natives, who were devoted to Stevenson, cut a track through the jungle to create a resting place for him on top of the mountain above his beloved Vailima estate.

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in Stirling. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. His books include The Stornoway Way (Penguin, 2006) and most recently The Brilliant & Forever (Polygon, 2016).

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