LUTYENS COLLECTION. Vols. CCXXVI-CCXXVIII. *'Islands' (words, Sophocles translated by Volonakis, Shelley, R. L. Stevenson, Rabelais translated by Urquahart and Motter), for soprano and tenor soli, male narrator and instrumental ensemble, op. 80; 1971... 1971
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Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the most popular and prolific British writers of the late 19th century, the author of verse, novels, travel books, short stories, plays, and essays, including such titles as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island . There is considerable secondary literature on Stevenson, including book-length biographical studies, chronologies, and bibliographies. Summary information is available in the standard print and online biographical resources. ...
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), poet, was born at Field Place, Warnham, on 4 August 1792, and attended the Sion House academy at Brentford, and then Eton. He entered University College, Oxford, in 1810, but was sent down the following year after writing the pamphlet The necessity of atheism . He eloped to Scotland with Harriet Westbrook, whom he married in Edinburgh in 1811. Shelley spent 1812 in Ireland, addressing meetings and writing pamphlets. In 1814 he left his wife and fled to the conti...