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The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Robert Louis Stevenson Limited Edition pays tribute to the life and work of an imaginative storyteller. Stevenson became world-famous as an author of classic adventure literature, most notably the gripping novel "Treasure Island" and the thriller "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde." Stevenson, who was a celebrity during his lifetime, spent several years searching for a place that was conducive to his health and eventually settled in Samoa.

THE STORY

HOMAGE TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 

This collection of limited-edition writing instruments honours the unique legacy of writer Robert Louis Stevenson, essayist, poet, travel writer, and iconic novelist.

Stevenson helped to shape not one, but two genres of fiction. Firstly, with his classic novel “Treasure Island”, his wild imagination gave readers their first real taste of adventure fiction. Then, not three years later, he ventured into gothic fiction with “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, a book that defines the genre for many. Still widely read and constantly adapted for stage and screen, his work remains a cornerstore of literature.

INSPIRATION DETAILS

Beautifully crafted writing instruments take inspiration from the world and wonder of storytelling.

This new range of delicately crafted writing instruments takes its cues from Stevenson’s boundless appetite for travel and adventure. His introduction of so many to swashbuckling pirates is shown with a skull and crossbones as well as decorative details of a treasure map. 

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The silhouette of the writing instrument gives the impression of a historical, extendable spyglass and is reminiscent of Stevenson's adventurous sailor and pirate stories.


The duality of human nature described in Stevenson’s works is symbolised in the Writers Edition by an engraving of ‘Under the wide and starry sky’, written in mirror writing on the platinum-coated cap top ring. This is the first line of Stevenson’s poem ‘Requiem’, immortalised on his gravestone.


Vertical lines that bring to mind the planks of the schooner Hispaniola and a traditional sea chest adorn the cap of the Writers Edition. The Cap ring features the author´s signature as well as the year 1866 – the year of Stevenson´s first (unofficial) publication: The Pentland Rising: A Page of History, 1866. Stevenson's life dates (1850 - 1894) are engraved on the back of the cap.


As a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson’s passion for seafaring and his decision to settle in the South Seas, the handcrafted, solid Au 750 gold nib, rhodium-coated, is engraved with fine waves and the title given by the Samoans to the great writer and world traveller, ‘Tusitala’, which translates as „teller of stories“.

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The silhouette of the writing instrument gives the impression of a historical, extendable spyglass and is reminiscent of Stevenson's adventurous sailor and pirate stories.


The duality of human nature described in Stevenson’s works is symbolised in the Writers Edition by an engraving of ‘Under the wide and starry sky’, written in mirror writing on the platinum-coated cap top ring. This is the first line of Stevenson’s poem ‘Requiem’, immortalised on his gravestone.


Gold-coated, the ring bears the author’s signature as well as the year 1871, a fateful year in Stevenson’s life. It was then he informed his father, a pioneering civil engineer, that he would not be following in his footsteps and would pursue a writer´s life.


As a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson’s passion for seafaring and his decision to settle in the South Seas, the handcrafted, solid Au 750 gold nib, is engraved with fine waves and the title given by the Samoans to the great writer and world traveller, ‘Tusitala’, which translates as „teller of stories“.

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The silhouette of the writing instrument gives the impression of a historical, extendable spyglass and is reminiscent of Stevenson's adventurous sailor and pirate stories.


The duality of human nature described in Stevenson’s works is symbolised in the Writers Edition by an engraving of ‘Under the wide and starry sky’, written in mirror writing on the platinum-coated cap top ring. This is the first line of Stevenson’s poem ‘Requiem’, immortalised on his gravestone.


The cap ring features the author´s signature as well as the year 1888 – the year Stevenson and his family set sail from San Francisco onto the Pacific Sea, fully embracing the adventure he had written about so eloquently.


As a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson’s arrival to Samoa - his personal treausre - the handcrafted, solid Au 750 bi-colour gold nib, is engraved with fine palm leaves and the title given by the Samoans to the great writer and world traveller, ‘Tusitala’, which translates as „teller of stories“.

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The silhouette of the writing instrument gives the impression of a historical, extendable spyglass and is reminiscent of Stevenson's adventurous sailor and pirate stories.


The duality of human nature described in Stevenson’s works is symbolised in the Writers Edition by an engraving of ‘Under the wide and starry sky’, written in mirror writing on the platinum-coated cap top ring. This is the first line of Stevenson’s poem ‘Requiem’, immortalised on his gravestone.


Made from solid Au 750 gold and rhodium-coated, the cap ring features the author’s signature as well as 1889, the year Stevenson and his family arrived for a new life in Samoa.


As a reference to Robert Louis Stevenson’s arrival to Samoa - his personal treausre - the handcrafted, solid Au 750 bi-colour gold nib, is engraved with fine palm leaves and the title given by the Samoans to the great writer and world traveller, ‘Tusitala’, which translates as „teller of stories“.