Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer. He is best known for his works "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and spent much of his childhood suffering from ill health. Despite his frail health, he went on to study law at the University of Edinburgh, but eventually dropped out to pursue a career in writing. He traveled extensively, and his travels inspired much of his writing. He died at the age of 44 in Samoa, where he had gone to improve his health. Despite his short life, Stevenson left a lasting impact on English literature, and his works continue to be widely read and appreciated today.