He was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson.
He was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson. At about age 18, he changed the spelling of "Lewis" to "Louis", and he dropped "Balfour" in However, Robert's mother's family were gentry, tracing their lineage back to Alexander Balfour who had held the lands of Inchyra in Fife in the fifteenth century.
His mother's father Lewis Balfour — was a minister of the Church of Scotland at nearby Colinton and her siblings included physician George William Balfour and marine engineer James Balfour.
Stevenson spent the greater part of his boyhood holidays in his maternal grandfather's house. Stevenson inherited a tendency to coughs and fevers, exacerbated when the family moved to a damp, chilly house at 1 Inverleith Terrace in Illness was a recurrent feature of his adult life and left him extraordinarily thin.
His nurse Alison Cunningham known as Cummy  was more fervently religious. Her mix of Calvinism and folk beliefs were an early source of nightmares for the child, and he showed a precocious concern for religion.
Stevenson recalled this time of sickness in "The Land of Counterpane" in A Child's Garden of Verses dedicating the book to his nurse.
He was a late reader, learning at age 7 or 8, but even before this he dictated stories to his mother and nurse,  and he compulsively wrote stories throughout his childhood.
His father was proud of this interest; he had also written stories in his spare time until his own father found them and told him to "give up such nonsense and mind your business. A Page of History, It was an account of the Covenanters' rebellion which was published inthe th anniversary of the event.
During his many absences he was taught by private tutors. In Octoberhe went to Edinburgh Academyan independent school for boys, and stayed there sporadically for about fifteen months. In the autumn ofhe spent one term at an English boarding school at Spring Grove in Isleworth in Middlesex now an urban area of West London.
In Octoberfollowing an improvement to his health, he was sent to Robert Thomson's private school in Frederick Street, Edinburgh, where he remained until he went to university. He showed from the start no enthusiasm for his studies and devoted much energy to avoiding lectures.
This time was more important for the friendships he made with other students in the Speculative Society an exclusive debating clubparticularly with Charles Baxter, who would become Stevenson's financial agent, and with a professor, Fleeming Jenkinwhose house staged amateur drama in which Stevenson took part, and whose biography he would later write.
He enjoyed the travels more for the material they gave for his writing than for any engineering interest. The voyage with his father pleased him because a similar journey of Walter Scott with Robert Stevenson had provided the inspiration for Scott's novel The Pirate.
Though the elder Stevenson was naturally disappointed, the surprise cannot have been great, and Stevenson's mother reported that he was "wonderfully resigned" to his son's choice.
To provide some security, it was agreed that Stevenson should read Law again at Edinburgh University and be called to the Scottish bar.
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Chaney and Flora alphabetnyc.comm Chaney denies fathership and disappears. WhileFlora recuperates from difficulties of childbirth, the infant is suckled by Virginia Prentiss. Robert Louis Stevenson: Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, best known for his novels Treasure Island (), Kidnapped (), Strange Case of Dr.
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Hyde (), and The Master of Ballantrae (). Stevenson’s biography of Pierre-Jean de Béranger appeared. Professor James Moriarty (anhören? / i) ist eine fiktive Romanfigur, die in zwei Sherlock-Holmes-Geschichten von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle entscheidende Rollen spielt und in fünf anderen erwähnt wird.
Moriarty wurde von Doyle als ein dem Detektiv ebenbürtiges kriminelles Genie erdacht. Holmes bezeichnet ihn als den „Napoleon des Verbrechens“. “Robert Louis Stevenson portrait set for US sale ” alphabetnyc.com, Wed 17 Mar TIM CORNWELL ARTS CORRESPONDENT.
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil.