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Classic Authors Illustrated: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Classic Authors Illustrated: Robert Louis Stevenson

Of all authors of classic fiction, very few have lent themselves quite so well to the medium of book illustration as has Robert Louis Stevenson. Our mental images of the formidable Long John Silver, the faithful green parrot perched on his shoulder, and the epic quest for buried pirate treasure, are as much an indelible part of our collective consciousness as are Lewis Carroll's Mad Hatter and March Hare, owing largely to the illustrators and the fanciful images they contributed. Stevenson placed great importance on illustrated editions of his work for their potential to enhance their commercial appeal, circulation, and...

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