A new biography of Robert Louis Stevenson claims that the writer died at just 44 after catching syphilis from an Edinburgh prostitute
Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) November 24, 2012
Robert Louis Stevenson is a well known author and poet. He was born in Scotland on the 13th of November, 1850. He is one of the 26 authors whose works have been translated in the most languages around the world. He died at the age of 44 in 1894. It was formerly believed the world over that Stevenson died early due to tuberculosis. However, his newest biography claims that syphilis was the cause of his death, not tuberculosis. The proof it provides is a letter he’d written to Charles Baxter, his friend and financial agent, which tells of the suffering before his death. Apparently he had not gotten the complete treatment for syphilis.
The Scottish Daily Record posted an article on this news on the 12th of November. The article stated that, “A new biography of Robert Louis Stevenson claims that the writer died at just 44 after catching syphilis from an Edinburgh prostitute.” The author, Jeremy Hodges, also believes that Stevenson’s mother’s diary provide excerpts that point out he was a victim of the sexually transmitted disease. One sentence of the letter to Baxter states, “That walk down Queen Street has made a fine sore of my burning and here I am.”
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