December 3, 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Scottish novelist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). Noted for the classic tales Treasure Island and Kidnapped, often cited as classic, written for children, it has been said that these books are better appreciated when read as an adult.
Stevenson and his family spent some winters Switzerland. In 1881 he completed Treasure Island. It is amazing to consider that Treasure Island was completed not in a warm and sunny location, such as the West Indian setting of the story, but in winter at an elevation of 5,000 feet in the Swiss Alps. He also spent some of his life travelling around the Pacific Ocean and visited Sydney, Australia in 1890.
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Sources: National Library of Scotland, Wikipedia