Lloyd Osbourne

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San Francisco, California, USA
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...