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'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns
'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns

A brief, long-lost essay by "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson will be published on Friday, the Associated Press reports. The essay will appear in the Strand magazine, a mystery fiction quarterly out of Birmingham, Mich. The Strand has previously uncovered famous authors' unpublished works. In 2009, there was first Mark Twain and then Graham Greene; in 2011, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich; and in 2012, James M. Cain. Although short, the Stevenson piece, titled "Books and Reading. No. 2. How Books Have to Be Written," appears to be part of a longer work. It is especially noteworthy for its critique of the fiction of Stevenson's day....

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