The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature

(RLS, “On Some Technical Elements of Style in Literature”, Contemporary Review 47 [April 1885])

Welcome to the RLS Website

The most comprehensive web resource dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, designed for all: academics, school children and everybody interested in learning about RLS.

This is the place for information on Stevenson’s life and works – and much more. RLS is not just the author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Search the site, and you’ll find he’s also a poet, a playwright, a Gothicist, a historian, an anthropologist, a Victorian, and a Postmodernist. In short, an outstanding modern writer, constantly experimenting.

The RLS Site supports the new Stevenson edition, EdRLS. For latest news and more, visit the EdRLS Blog.

Get involved with the RLS Writing Competition and find out more about RLS Day.

RLS Day 13th November
1st October 2015

RLS Day 2015: Stevenson on Stage and Screen

For RLS Day 2015 we are celebrating Stevenson on stage and screen. Events will be happening across the city of Edinburgh throughout the week and on 13 November, the day of Stevenson’s birthday, the city will be buzzing with RLS activity. Celebrations will culminate with the Edinburgh Napier University celebrity panel event at the prestigious Faculty of Advocates on the Royal Mile.

RLS Day 2015





The RLS Club