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    Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Angus Calder, Preface by Angus Calder, Notes by Angus Calder

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    DescriptionThe author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is known all over the world as a master storyteller, yet his achievements as a poet have been strangely neglected. This book reveals how much we have been missing. Fascinated by a wide variety of verse techniques, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) produced superb work in styles ranging from folk ballads to witty conversational offerings for his friends. Pieces using Robert Burns's stanza form and dialect rank among the most attractive Scots poetry of the nineteenth century. Angus Calder has brought together many uncollected poems, substantial extracts from the published collections and the complete Child's Garden of Verse (1885), an extraordinarily evocative picture of childhood loneliness, visions and fears. Far more than in his famous novels, it was here that Stevenson felt able to give direct expression to his deepest feelings about friendship, love and nostalgia; this definitive anthology captures a compelling and utterly individual voice.


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    Title
    Selected Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Angus Calder, Preface by Angus Calder, Notes by Angus Calder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140435481
    ISBN 10: 0140435484
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC21: 821.8
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 821.8
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC22: 821/.8
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    LC classification: PR5489 .A3 1998B
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Stevenson is well known for his novels of historical adventure, including Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886) and Catriona (1893).