"Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Mehew

Yale Nota Bene
Publication date:
17 Aug 2001
640 pages: 197 x 127 x 41mm

A collection of letters written by Robert Louis Stevenson throughout his remarkable life. Selected from the eight critically-acclaimed volumes of Stevenson's letters, the letters have been annotated and put in context by the editor, an authority on Stevenson's life and work.

Ernest Mehew is a retired English civil servant, who worked on the full edition of the letters for more than twenty-five years. He is a leading authority on Stevenson and in 1997 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Edinburgh University in recognition of his literary scholarship.

"Mehew's linking narrative and footnotes are a joy to read." J.D.F. Jones, Financial Times "A literary landmark which will give pleasure to generations of readers." Claire Harman, Independent on Sunday "The most enthralling, and most reliable, account of Stevenson's life that has ever been available in a single volume. The letters are intensely alive, rich and comical... Whichever of Stevenson's books readers like best, they will find something absorbing about it here. Mehew has made his selection adroitly, as well as with formidable expertise." Jeremy Treglown, Los Angeles Times Book Review "The book is quite splendid and a marvelous read." The Expository Times