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Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850—1894) writer

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Across the Plains

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Autobiographical narrative by R.L. Stevenson, was published in an abridged version in Longman's Magazine (1883) and in book form in 1892. A sequel to The Amateur Emigrant, it is an ...

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adaptation

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The process of making a work of art upon the basis of elements provided by an earlier work in a different, usually literary, medium; also the secondary work thus produced. Literary works...

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Åke Holmberg

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(1907–1991), Swedish children's writer, belonging to the postwar generation of innovators and modernizers of children's literature. Åke Robert Holmberg's best-known work is a series of...

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Alice B. Woodward

Overview page. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

(1862–1951), British illustrator best known for her illustrations to The Peter Pan Picture Book. First published by George Bell and Sons in 1907, it remained in print in various forms ...

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Amateur Emigrant

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The, autobiographical narrative by R.L. Stevenson, written in San Francisco in 1879. It is an account of his voyage as a second-class passenger across the Atlantic “from the Clyde to ...

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Amazing Marriage

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A novel by G. Meredith, published 1895.

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Arabian Nights

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Also referred to as The Thousand and One Nights, or Alf layla wa layla, The Arabian Nights is a collection of highly entertaining tales that have traveled easily from one ...

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Breck, Alan

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A dashing character in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and Catriona. Based on Allan Breck Stewart, whose involvement in the notorious Appin murder case in 1752 also figures in Walter...

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Charles Robinson

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(1870–1937), English illustrator. The second son of the wood engraver and illustrator Thomas Robinson, Charles Robinson was born in Islington, London. Unlike his artist brothers Tom and...

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Coral Island

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(1858)

R. M. Ballantyne's story for boys about how Ralph, Peterkin, and Jack take over a Pacific island, face hostile tribes and pirates, and eventually claim the territory for the...

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