The Wrong Box

By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne first printed in 1889. It is a comical tale of misunderstandings, attempt of fraud, drunkenness, false identity and other misfortunes. This book is about the last remaining survivors of a tontine_a group life-insurance policy in which the last surviving member supports to receive a future. It is a amusing, unconventional and brilliantly written piece of work. The story includes the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, excess dead bodies, innocent spectators. This story is about two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. Joseph and Masterman Finsbury are brothers. As a child, both started a tontine with 37 other boys: all of the children put in a sum of money, and the last alive person would receive it. Their two nephews have to do to inherit everything is make sure Joseph continues Masterman. This story was begun in 1887 by Lloyd Osbourne, was briefly titled 'The Finsbury Tontine', then 'A Game of Bluff', before finally becoming 'The Wrong Box' prior to first publication.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert louis stevenson was born at edinburgh, scotland, on november 13, 1850. He became a sickly youth, and an best son, for whom his parents had high hopes. When stevenson was capable of attend school, he did extraordinarily properly and entered the college at 16. His family predicted him to grow to be a lighthouse engineer, a circle of relatives profession, but stevenson agreed, as a compromise, to look at regulation as an alternative. He was a younger rise up; he thought that his parents' faith became an abomination, and he soon have become known as a bohemian, ranting approximately bourgeois hypocrisy. While he become 23 years antique he developed a severe respiratory illness and turned into sent to the french riviera to recuperate. This become the first of his many travels abroad, normally to france. In truth, many of his fine-recognised writings use voyages and travels as their framework — treasure island and kidnapped, for example — and stevenson might journey for the rest of his lifestyles even as stevenson become staying at fontainebleau, in france, in yr 1876 he met fanny osbourne, an american female who turned into separated from her husband. He fell in love along with her, and much to the horror of his dad and mom, he courted her for 2 years. In 1878, mrs. Osbourne back to california, and the elder stevensons felt that perhaps their son might come to his senses and forget about the "free" american female. They had been wrong. Robert decided to follow fanny to california. He arrived there in 1879, very sick and very bad. It turned into now not an clean time for the younger fanatics. Stevenson barely controlled to eke out a dwelling and turned into unwell lots of the time. They have been married early in 1880 and honeymooned on the website online of an abandoned silver mine. It turned into not lengthy, but, earlier than they acquired a telegram from stevenson's father, relenting and presenting them financial support. While stevenson was 40 years antique he decided to make his domestic in samoa, and he lived there, along with his spouse, his mom, and his spouse's two youngsters, for four years. He died very all of sudden early in december 1894; particularly, his loss of life changed into due to a cerebral hemorrhage and not to the lengthy-feared tuberculosis which had plagued him so relentlessly all through his lifestyles.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 164 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356561583
  • ISBN-13: 9789356561588
  • Item Weight: 196.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.39 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Performing Arts / Comedy, Fiction / Horror, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General