‘Tales and Fantasies’ is a short story collection by much-loved Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Published posthumously in 1905, the collection included the farcical ‘The Misadventures of John Nicholson’, the supernatural ‘The Body Snatcher’ and the moralistic ‘The Story of a Lie’. A humorous, charming collection from the famous ‘Treasure Island’ author.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from severe ill-health, but travelled widely despite this, spending time in London, America, and France before settling eventually in Samoa. He is best known for his novels ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ as well as his much-loved volume of children’s poetry ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’. He died in Samoa in 1894 at the age of 44.