Classical Authors: 500 BCE to 1100 CE (The Britannica Guide by Kathleen Kuiper

By Kathleen Kuiper

When you consider that precedent days, storytelling has been a valued artwork shape that permits traditions, ideals, and classes to be transmitted from one iteration to the following. Epics akin to Homers Odyssey and Virgils Aeneid and stories equivalent to these inside the amassed The Thousand and One Nights supply modern day readers a glimpse into quite a few nations and cultures, in addition to various eras. The contributors and works profiled during this soaking up quantity have withstood the try of time, closing culturally major and influencing authors and readers alike for hundreds of years.

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Color of Hair: Very fair almost none at first. Nurse's Name: Mrs Sayers. Doctor's Name: Dr Malcolm. Surname: Stevenson. Christian Names: Robert Louis Balfour. Pet Names: Boulihasker, Smoutie, Baron Broadnose, Signor Sprucki, otherwise, Maister Sprook and many others, but Smoutie stuck to him until he was about 15. November 13, 1851: Our darling boy a whole year old to-day. He is running about famously, calls Tom 'Mama' and warms his hands at the fire, blows out lights and talks a great deal in an unknown tongue besides numerous other accomplishments of a like nature.

Another favourite at this time was The Coral Island (1858) by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-94), who visited the Stevensons while they were at Colinton in the mid-1860s. Louis was captivated; later, in verses to Treasure Island, he hailed 'Ballantyne the brave'. Reaction set in by the time Louis was 30, and he recoiled from the sadism in The Coral Island (McLynn, 28). In the last year of his life Louis groused to Charles Baxter, his lifelong friend, about being dunned for a donation to the Ballantyne memorial (Baxter Letters, 353).

Quick and Bright but Somewhat Desultory Scholar H. B. BAlLOON From Robert Louis Stevenson: A Life Study in Criticism (1901) 18-23. Henry Bellyse Baildon (1849-1907) met Louis at Robert Thompson's day school in Frederick Street, Edinburgh, in 1864 and they collaborated in the school magazine until Baildon left for the University in the autumn of 1865, where their friendship later resumed. He remained one of those friends to whom Louis in Samoa could indulge his nostalgic longings for Scotland. Baildon was the author of Rosamund, a Tragic Drama (1875) and several books of poems.

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