Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850. Stevenson's most famous work is the classic pirate tale Treasure Island, which was published in 1883. Stevenson later created an infamous, but very intriguing, character in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published in 1886. In 1887, Stevenson headed for America. It was soon after this move that he took up his pen for The Master of Ballantrae, a novel which is considered one of his best works. Stevenson died in 1894. While best known for writing tales of action and adventure, he is also remembered as an accomplished poet and essayist.
"It is good to see that C. E. L. Welsh's adaptation of the story
for the Campfire Graphic Classic Novel series does nothing to dumb
down the book and its themes. It follows the well-known story of
the good doctor who discovers a drug that to his horror unleashed
the evil beast inside him, and who is unable to control his other
self closely and sets up the moral questions the story raises with
some clarity. ... This is a dark story and that darkness is
emphasized in the illustrations of Lalit Kumar Sharma."
-- Jack Goodstein, Blogcritics
"I highly recommend Campfire's comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature."
-- Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)