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WEIR OF HERMISTON by  Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition - 1896 - from Sumner & Stillman and


by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1896. An Unfinished Romance. London: Chatto and Windus, 1896. 32 pp ads dated Mar 1896. Original very dark blue cloth, beveled. First Edition of Stevenson's last fiction, left unfinished at his death. Stevenson began writing this book in 1892 (he called it THE JUSTICE-CLERK), but kept putting it aside to write others -- notably THE EBB-TIDE. "'He wrote [WEIR OF HERMISTON] hard all that morning of the last day,' Lloyd Osbourne wrote of the day Stevenson died, 3 December 1894" [Swearingen]. This is a just-about-fine copy, with scarcely any wear. Beinecke 629; Princeton 62A.

Considered Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece, and left unfinished at the time of his death, this novel conveys in theme, style, and tone the power of Stevenson's creative originality. It is set in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century and reflects the author's fascination with the relationship between father and son and his preoccupation with the battle between good and evil within every man.


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