St. Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: William Heinemann 1898
Number of pages: 448
Stevenson had written all but the very conclusion of this work at the time of his death. His stepdaughter had been serving as his secretary and was in possession of an outline for the ending. In order to conclude the story the publisher enlisted the talents of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch who supplied the last few chapters.
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