Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.
Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa, where he died in 1894.
A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1850 (Edinburgh), Died 1894 (Vailima, Samoa)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1944
Roles Represented in DAHR: author
Recordings (Results 26-43 of 43 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-041572||10-in.||8/16/1939||Child's garden of verse||Madge Marley ; Helen E. Myers||Female vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Columbia||661||7-in.||ca. 1902||My bed is like a little boat||Dan W. Quinn||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Columbia||661||10-in.||ca. 1902||My bed is like a little boat||Dan W. Quinn||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Columbia||30774||12-in.||5/22/1911||Pirate song||David Scull Bispham||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Edison||7257||10-in.||4/1/1920||Boats of mine||Anna Case ; Charles Gilbert Spross||Female vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Edison||7748||10-in.||1/19/1921||Boats of mine||Anna Case ; Charles Gilbert Spross||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Decca||66695||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 1||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||66696||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 2||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||66697||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 3||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||66698||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 4||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||66699||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 5||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||66700||10-in.||10/2/1939||A child's garden of verse: Part 6||Frank Luther||author|
|Decca||L 3427||10-in.||6/14/1944||Treasure Island: Part 1||Thomas Mitchell||author|
|Decca||L 3428||10-in.||6/14/1944||Treasure Island: Part 2||Thomas Mitchell||author|
|Decca||L 3429||10-in.||6/14/1944||Treasure Island: Part 3||Thomas Mitchell||author|
|Decca||L 3430||10-in.||6/15/1944||Treasure Island: Part 4||Thomas Mitchell||author|
|Decca||L 3431||10-in.||6/15/1944||Treasure Island: Part 5||Thomas Mitchell||author|
|Decca||L 3436||10-in.||6/15/1944||Treasure Island: Part 6||Thomas Mitchell||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stevenson, Robert Louis," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102252.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102252.
"Stevenson, Robert Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.
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