Guide to Daily Reading 11/13/22

Introduction to The Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading.

Robert Louis Stevenson born on this date in 1850

  • Robert Louis Stevenson [From The Pocket University Volume XVII Autobiography Writers]
  • Foreign Lands [From A Child’s Garden of Verses; seven editions with b&w or color illustrations at Project Gutenberg]
  • Requiem [Stevenson’s self-written epitaph]
A Child’s Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith
Charles Scribner’s Sons
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There are three entries in Stevenson’s autobiography. A short letter, a longer letter to George Iles (editor of the autobiographical volumes in The Pocket University) in which he sketches his career through the autumn of 1887, and an essay, “Books Which Have Influenced Me,” (1887). This was from a series of articles from “prominent men” published by the British Weekly (London).

Hum. I see there is no slideshow block. I shall work on that.

Here’s a nice synopsis from the Pall Mall Gazette.