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- Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson — the celebrated Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer — is best known for his works Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. For a period, he lived in San Francisco and wrote a travel memoir of his honeymoon trip to Napa Valley.
Stevenson traveled to San Francisco to meet his future American wife, Fanny. He became very ill and was forced to stop in Monterey. In May 1880, he married Fanny and went on a honeymoon with her late spring/early summer of 1880.
Death Is No Bad Friend is based on this period of his life.
- Frances (Fanny) Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson
Fanny Vandegrift was borin in Indianapolis. In 1857, when she was 17 years old, she married Samuel Osborne. In 1875, she left her husband. In 1876, while in Paris, she met Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1877, Fanny and Robert Louis became lovers. In 1878, Fanny returned to San Francisco. In 1879, Robert Louis left Europe to join her.
- R.L.S.’s Landlord and Landlady, and their Child: The landlord and landlady of 608 Bush Street, where Robert Louis Stevenson lodged in San Francisco. They are mentioned in R.L.S.’s letters with warmth and sympathy. These characters, especially the child, play a small but significant role in Death Is No Bad Friend.
- The Doctor: Without spoiling the plot of Death Is No Bad Friend, R.L.S. meets this particular doctor by chance. The Doctor acts as a spiritual guide of sorts to R.L.S. and influences his state of mind.
- The Squatters: Did you know that Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-known squatter? In Death Is No Bad Friend, Robert Louis and Fanny cross paths with fellow squatters at Mount Saint Helena.
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