Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, best known for his timeless works of adventure and horror. Born in Edinburgh, he displayed a fervent imagination from a young age, battling chronic health issues that would persist throughout his life. Despite his ailments, Stevenson's output was prolific. He authored classics such as "Treasure Island," "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde," and "Kidnapped." His writing was not confined to fiction alone; he penned emotive poetry, insightful essays, and travel narratives based on his voyages to places like the South Seas. Stevenson's works were characterized by their rich character development, exploration of moral ambiguities, and keen sense of adventure.