Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer.
Best known for his novel Treasure Island and his classic tale The Strange Case o Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He was also a wine connoisseur of some renown.
Stevenson spent much of his life in poor health and it seems that he moved around frequently trying to find a fine climate that would suit his health. In one of his travels in France, met and felt in love with an american woman called Fanny. So he decided to move to San Francisco, to be with her and her children from a previous marriage. They married and spent a summer at Napa Valley and it is there were he began to recover from his illness.
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