Robert Louis Stevenson: Master of Genres

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Robert Louis Stevenson: Master of Genres

<p>Robert Louis Stevenson was a master writer, not just of one literary form, but of adventure and horror, historical and fantasy, poetry and plays, fiction and non fiction, crafting each one with an

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Robert Louis Stevenson was a master writer, not just of one literary form, but of adventure and horror, historical and fantasy, poetry and plays, fiction and non fiction, crafting each one with an enduring delight in language. His own life was similarly wide ranging, as he travelled the world, his eager mind outpacing his frail body. He married a woman few others could love, and made a home everywhere and nowhere, writing, exploring, interfering in local politics, and winning friends and influencing so many writers who followed.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Any books by Robert Louis Stevenson eg: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Master of Ballantrae, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde etc


COURSE OUTLINE

  • His Life: Family, Health, Education and reading, Rationality and fancy, Early travels, Friends and peers, Travels, Fame, Fanny (wife), Lloyd and Belle his stepchildren, Margaret, (mother), Vailima, Samoa, his home, Visiting Sydney, Politics, Death
  • His Writing: Travel, Historical, Adventure, Horror, Poetry, Plays, Non fiction


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline Stevenson’s life and achievements
  2. Discuss his historical context and influences
  3. Describe his character, health, and relationships, and how they impacted on his writing
  4. Assess his contribution to historical, fantasy, horror, and adventure stories
  5. Appreciate the quality of his writing
  6. Assess his role in Samoa
  7. Want to read and re read his stories