The most highly recommended Robert Louis Stevenson biography currently available is:
Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Claire Harmann, Harper Collins Publishers, 2005.
Review: Explore the exciting life of Robert Louis Stevenson through the words of Claire Harmann. This is a great, accessible work for anyone curious about Stevenson, his life, and his work.
If you’d like a more in-depth look at the real Stevenson, we recommend reading his many letters.
The majority of his letters were collected into an 8 volume anthology in 1995 by editors Bradford A Booth and Ernest Mehew. But if you’d prefer a smaller selection of his most insightful letters, Mehew also curated a fine volume of Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson.
There have been a handful of books written about Fanny Matilda Stevenson of the years. Below are a suggested few:
The team of Stevenson scholars which supports the Napier University’s website about Robert Louis Stevenson, have compiled some of the most thorough lists about the author and resources to learn about him.