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The Mrs. Evan Noyes Collection of Children's Books

(Gift of Clara Noyes, 1989)

Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped (1933), Treasure Island (1939) and The Black Arrow (1916)
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894); photo courtesy of The Gale Group, 1999.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), who grew up in England as a sickly child, constantly sought other climates more beneficial to his health. These travels, which took him to many exotic locales, including the South Seas, greatly influenced his writings. Hence, we have his classic children's novels full of adventure and mayhem in distant lands.

These editions are illustrated by watercolorist N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), one of the most prestigious illustrators of the early twentieth century. A student of Howard Pyle, Wyeth's work comes to life through skillful use of color and lighting. His paintings for Treasure Island are considered to be among his finest.

Kidnapped

Kidnapped, 1933

The Black Arrow

The Black Arrow, 1916

Treasure Island

Treasure Island, 1939


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Updated: 29 April 2004, RKB
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