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HOLIDAY BREAK! Sorry, but I’ll not be blogging for about two weeks, just taking my holyday break. I’ll be back at the end of August Best wishes for a nice summer! Mafalda

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“Aubrey de Vere the poet has been to see me: in a front view, he is simply my father”

A fragment published in a catalogue of RLS’s manuscripts being sold in New York in 1921 [As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1690.] To his parents [Catalogue of Brick Row Bookshop, NY 1921, … Continue reading

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– Ah, monsieur, vous êtes bien jeune! –

In his recent days in Paris, RLS’s chivalrous feelings had been shocked by the scene in the Demi-Monde of Dumas fils, where Suzanne d’Ange is trapped by Olivier de Jalin. William Archer, the Scottish critic and writer, had asked RLS … Continue reading

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“I am so well that I am afraid to speak of it, being a coward as to boasting”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1684.] To Alison Cunningham [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 348-349] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth, Late August 1886] My dear Cummy, I am home from a long holiday, vastly better in … Continue reading

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“Vous avez à la main une petite bêtise assez mal ecrite, assez bien traduite”

Written on the fly-leaf of the French translation of Treasure Island, which RLS bought in Paris. RLS and Fanny stayed a week or 10 days in Paris with Will and Berthe Low. [For correct and critical edition of this letter, … Continue reading

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“Today I lunch with Richmond, and meet Burne-Jones; tonight Browning dines with us”

Having given up going to Scotland for a summer change, RLS had started on the ‘outing’ which took the shape of a ten days’ visit to Sidney Colvin’s house at the British Museum, followed by another made in the company … Continue reading

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CONFERENCE BREAK!

The Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) at Edinburgh Napier University is hosting the international Robert Louis Stevenson conference, 5-8 July 2017. Under the title ‘Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives’, the conference will be exploring the possibilities of fresh approaches which … Continue reading

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