Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850. While completing law studies in 1875, he also began to write. Due to a chronic lung condition from which he suffered, he traveled across West Europe for a remedy. He has written impressions of these journeys. In 1879, he arrived in California, where he married Fanny Osborne, whom he met on a visit to France. The two returned to England as a married couple, and later moved to a warmer climate in the South and settled in Samoa. Stevenson has written travel logs and was interested in non-Western cultures. Among his widely known works are Treasure Island (1883) and The Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Stevenson suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1894 and died.
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