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The Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is best remembered today for his classic fiction like Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped as well as his enduringly popular children’s poetry from A Child’s Garden of Verses. His contemporaries valued his travel writing, personal essays, and life story just as highly. Stevenson was a world traveler and he lived not only in Scotland and England but also France, Switzerland, New York’s Adirondacks, Calfornia’s Bay Area, Hawaii, and Samoa in pursuit of health and adventure. Learn more about his life, works, and time in Saranac Lake, New York.

Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson
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