Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer known for Treasure Island; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

In January 1873, when he was 22, his father came across the constitution of the LJR (Liberty, Justice, Reverence) Club, of which Stevenson and his cousin Bob were members, which began: “Disregard everything our parents have taught us"

"red hot socialist” → conservative

popular writer in his time; a celebrity but was condemned by Virginia Woolf and her husband

The Character of Dogs


“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson