Novelist—Treasure Island

Other Novels: The Wrecker, St. Ives, Weir of Hermiston, The Ebb-Tide, The Wrong Box, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Prince Otto

Poetry Collections: Songs of Travel and Other Verses, Ballads, Underwoods, A Child’s Garden of Verses

Essay Collections: Memories and Portraits, Familiar Studies of Men and Books, Verginibus Puerisque

Music: "Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone,” “Threnody,” “Shoehorn,” “The Stormy Evening”

Background: born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland; a literary celebrity during his lifetime and now ranked as the twenty-sixth most translated author in the world; died on December 3, 1894, survived by his wife Fanny