Robert Louis Stevenson was born 13 November 1850 in Edinburgh, political and cultural centre of Scotland, and maternal belonged to an ancient family Бэлфуров. Hence the main theme of most of his works - Scotland, its history and heroes.
On the third year of life suffered a disease of the bronchi, the consequences of which tormented him then the whole life and have led to an early death. 17 years old he entered the University of Edinburgh and receives legal education. For the first time in print name Stevenson appears in 1866.
In 1873 he became a professional writer. Among the books of Robert Louis Stevenson most famous novel "treasure Island", published as a separate edition in 1883, he earned him wide success. Another famous work Stevenson, "the Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", was published in 1886.
The third significant work of the writer, "the Lord of the manor Баллантрэ", written during the trip to the South seas on Board the yacht "CASCO". These three books are considered in the creative heritage of Stevenson's the best.
In 1889 family Стивенсонов acquires a plot of land on the island of Upolu (archipelago Samoa) and build the house. Here the writer lives up to the end of his days, engaged in literary work. on December 3, 1894 Stevenson died of a brain hemorrhage.