The Man Who Discovered Treasure Island

Europe Renaissance

Exactly 170 years ago, on November 13, 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born. The internationally respected author was a favourite with young and old lovers of literature.

The author of Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was a romantic but reclusive as are many great thinkers. The son of wealthy parents and a consummate workaholic, he was an ardent Scottish patriot and passionate lover of tropical islands.

Humanity remembers the man who wrote the main book for boys for the second century already.

Stevenson is considered to be the main (or one of the main) neo-romanticist in literature. He was a writer who deliberately led his reader away from the rough naturalism of his contemporary literature and further into the depths of eras, into the distant seas.

This is, of course, a correct, although far from the complete definition. There was something captivatingly realistic in…

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