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Re: I am not sure I'd agree that it is Stevenson's best work Camilla Send a noteboard - 07/01/2011 12:01:42 PM
I remember liking it, but I read it when I was 13 or so. Jekyll and Hyde and Treasure Island are certainly more famous, and Weir of Hermiston, though unfinished, is quite often presented as his stylistic masterpiece.

I was planning to read those eventually. As soon as i could get my hands on a copy...now I'm not so sure.


I think you might like them better. Jekyll and Hyde, at any rate, is less episode-focused, which appears to be what you objected to in this one. Treasure Island is more similar to Kidnapped as I recall.

And yes, Stevenson died young. But strangely not from tuberculosis or another disease of the lungs, which is what everyone expected to kill him (and which made him move to Samoa, where he died, in the first place).

Really? I read that he had lung trouble and died young and assumed that was why he died.


No, he died from a stroke. Everyone was very surprised. He had nearly died from his lungs so often that it was commonly accepted that would be the end of him.
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