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Stevenson, Robert Louis

Barry Menikoff

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195146561
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1602255
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Stevenson, Robert Louis (13 November 1850–03 December 1894), writer, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Thomas Stevenson, a civil engineer, and Margaret Isabella Balfour. An only child, Stevenson was chronically ill throughout his childhood. His nurse Alison Cunningham, to whom he dedicated ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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