Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of both
fiction and nonfiction who had poor health for much of his life. He
did achieve great literary success in his own lifetime with the
publications of the children's adventure novels Treasure
Island and Kidnapped and the horror novella The
Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Allen Grove is a Professor and Chair of the English Department at Alfred University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his research and teaching focus primarily on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century British fiction.