Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Robert Louis Stevenson experts to track down lost manuscripts

5th July 2010

A number of Robert Louis Stevenson experts are on the hunt for lost manuscripts after a rare article written by the author was discovered in a US library.

According to lead researcher Richard Dury, there are at least 100 works by the author which remain unaccounted for - including the original manuscripts for Treasure Island, The Black Arrow and The Master of Ballantrae.

Dury, who is the editor of a new collected works of Stevenson, told the Scotsman: 'In the database of Stevenson's prose works prepared for the edition, about half are without any manuscript.

'Some of these missing manuscripts have surfaced in sales, only to disappear again but we're determined to track down as many as possible.'

He added that the group of academics behind the manuscript hunt hope libraries and collectors from around the globe will check their archives and get in touch if they find anything.

The Locating Stevenson project will be launched at Stirling University this week, with delegates attending the conference from the US, China, Japan, Canada and much of Europe.

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion is planning on writing a sequel to Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Latest Blog
Romancing the Silver Screen
27/07/2017

Jenn Bennett explores the role of the movies in her own life and in her new YA novel, Alex Approximately.

From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd