Friendship in Letters, A: Robert Louis Stevenson & J.M. Barrie

Michael Shaw

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

Published: 13-11-2020

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Until a couple of years ago, J. M. Barrie’s manuscript letters to Robert Louis Stevenson were presumed lost by Barrie’s biographers.This fascinating and witty exchange shows why they developed such an intense bond (despite never meeting) and the deep impact their correspondence had on Barrie’s life and work after Stevenson died.

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In A Friendship in Letters, Dr. Michael Shaw brings together correspondence between two of Scotland’s most famous writers for the first time. Though they never met, Robert Louis Stevenson and J. M. Barrie developed a warm friendship, revealed in these amusing and gossipy letters, with vivid commentary on each other’s literary work. Until recently, Barrie’s side of the correspondence was presumed lost by his biographers. This epistolary volume reunites Barrie’s letters with Stevenson’s and contextualises them through an engaging introduction and a series of appendices, including a delightful short story by Barrie.

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Weight0.328 kg
Dimensions20 × 138 × 205 mm
Page Count192