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Wrecker

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ISBN-10: 0554309777

ISBN-13: 9780554309774

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Short excerpt: The trades blew strong and squally; the surf roared loud on the shingle beach; and the fifty-ton schooner of war, that carries the flag and influence of France about the islands of the cannibal group, rolled at her moorings under Prison Hill.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there. A variety of essays and short stories followed, most of which were published in magazines. It was with the publication of Treasure Island in 1883, however,…