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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1927
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,696 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,820
Added to site: 2006.04.16
mnybks.net#: 13240
Genre: Biography
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ay of saying that there was nothing in him. And there was a very great deal in him. I am driven to adopt some other method of bringing it out.

When I come to describing it, I find it is perhaps even more difficult to describe it than to do it. But something of this sort is what I propose to do. Loudon Dodd, in whom there is much of Louis Stevenson, says very truly in The Wrecker, that for the artist the external result is always a fizzle: his eyes are turned inward: "he lives for a state of mind." I mean to attempt the conjectural description of certain states of mind, with the books that were the "external expression" of them. If for the artist his art is a fizzle, his life is often far more of a fizzle: it is even far more of a fiction. It is the one of his works in which he tells least of the truth. Stevenson's was more real than most, because more romantic than most. But I prefer the romances, which were still more real. I mean that I think the wanderings of Balfour more Stevensonian than

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