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American-born Lloyd Osbourne (1868-1947) was the son of Fanny Osbourne Stevenson and the stepson of author Robert Louis Stevenson, with whom he collaborated on three novels: "The Wrong Box" (1889), "The Wrecker" (1892) and "The Ebb-Tide" (1894) ("The Wrong Box" and "The Ebb-Tide" have been adapted for film). Stevenson's most famous work, "Treasure Island", grew out of his efforts to entertain Lloyd on a rainy day in 1881, when he drew a map for the boy that evolved into the pirate story. Osbourne followed his mother and Stevenson on their journeys and settled with them in Samoa. Read more... deal and lived in France and the US. Osbourne was twice married and divorced, first to Katherine Durham and then to his mother's friend, Ethel Head. The author of various novels and short stories, he continually pursued literary fame, which, except for the works he co-authored with his stepfather, eluded him.