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The Treasure Hunter : The Story of Robert Louis Stevenson
The Treasure Hunter The Story of Robert Louis Stevenson Author:Isabel Proudfit Tusitala--the story-teller--the natives of Samoa called him lovingly. And, like them, three generations of readers have fallen under the spell of the stories and poems woven by the lean young Scot who was as much at home in the bright islands of the Pacific as he was in the historic gray streets of his native Edinburgh. If Long John Silver and D... more »avid Balfour are imperishable symbols of romance to thousands of boys and girls, it is because the life of their creator was, in its way, just as romantic, spent recklessly in gallant defiance of tradition and ill-health.
Here is the story of that life--from Stevenson's placid, delicate childhood, through the rebellious days at the university. Here he found his companions among the inns and streets of Edinburgh rather than in the staid parties at his father's house. Then came the years in which he sought health and found adventure in France, in a California mining camp, on a South Sea cruise, and finally arrived at a period of complete happiness and fulfillment among the friendly people of Samoa.
The story has been told for adults, but this is the first life of Stevenson for young people which has appeared in nearly twenty-five years....« less