The Weir of Hermiston
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Chatto & Windus 1896
Number of pages: 292
In Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of father-son confrontation, the father, Adam Weir, is modelled on Lord Braxfield, the eighteenth-century 'hanging judge'. But the novel is unfinished. Stevenson was working on Weir the day he died.
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