Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
Author Robert Louis Stevenson was said to have written the first draft of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in three days. When he was done, he let his wife read it, and then proceeded to burn it before starting over from scratch. We're guessing she didn't like it.