A Friendship in Letters: Robert Louis Stevenson & J.M. Barrie
By (author) Michael Shaw
Until a couple of years ago, J. M. Barrie’s manuscript letters to Robert Louis Stevenson were presumed lost by Barrie’s biographers. Since Michael Shaw discovered them, he has been enchanted by the correspondence, and has now compiled this first ever edition, bringing both writers’ letters together. The introduction to this fascinating and witty exchange shows why they developed such an intense bond (despite never meeting) and the deep impact their correspondence had on Barrie’s life and work after Stevenson died.
Michael Shaw is a Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Stirling. In 2015, he won the Ross Roy Medal for excellence in research in Scottish Literature. His first book, The Fin-de-Siecle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2019.