The Wrong Box

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Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis (Balfour) (1850–1894) and Lloyd Osbourne

Year: 1889

Publisher: Charles Scrinber's Sons

Place: New York

Description:

vii+244 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in red cloth. 1st American edition.

The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889. The story is about the last two remaining survivors of a tontine, who also happen to be brothers.The book is notable for being the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with Osbourne, who was his stepson. The second was The Wrecker (1892) and The Ebb-Tide (1894) was the third. Osbourne wrote the first draft of the novel late in 1887 (then called The Finsbury Tontine), Stevenson revised it in 1888 (then called A Game of Bluff) and again in 1889 when it was finally called The Wrong Box.

Condition:

Corners bumped with moderate rubbing, spine ends moderately rubbed, soiled, previous owner's name on front end paper else a good to very good copy issued without jacket.


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