This book contains Robert Stevenson s 1887 work, "Memories and Portraits." It is a collection of essays that form an autobiographical sketch of this most esteemed author, and it will greatly appeal to those with an interest in his life and mind. The chapters of this book include: The Foreigner at Home, Some College Memories, Old Morality, Q College Magazine, An Old Scotch Gardener, Pastoral, The Manse, Memories of an Islet, Thomas Stevenson, Talk and Talkers: First Paper, Talk and Talkers: Second Paper, etcetera. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was an influential Scottish writer who is most famous for writing "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde." Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author."