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“Federico moves across virtually the entire range of Stevenson’s oeuvre to make her case for his importance not just as a writer but as a dedicated and self-conscious student of his craft, without losing sight of his commitment to the pleasures—the enchantments—of art. The result is an account that reveals quite clearly the range and subtlety of Stevenson’s thinking on the practice of literary writing.”—Stephen Arata, general coeditor, The New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson