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Fanny Stevenson: A Romance Destiny: Muse, Adventuress and Romantic Enigma

Fanny Stevenson: A Romance Destiny: Muse, Adventuress and Romantic Enigma

by A.Lapierre (Author)

Synopsis

Robert Louis Stevenson devoted his life to his wife Fanny: he crossed continents in search of her; scandalized his family by marrying her; built a life in the Pacific with her; survived tuberculosis because of her; and was encouraged and inspired in his writing by her. An American woman eleven years his senior, she remains in her own right one of the most independent and free-spirited women of her generation. Robert Louis Stevenson was an unknown 25-year-old when he came across Fanny for the first time in the artists' colony of Barbizon near Paris. This biography paints a portrait of the woman behind the genius who led a fascinating existence before, during and after her marriage to Stevenson. From the silver-mining towns of Nevada to the cocoa plantations of Samoa, Fanny evinced courage and determination to survive and triumph over the odds.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 572
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Published: 01 Jul 1996

ISBN 10: 1857024125
ISBN 13: 9781857024128