"An American Gentleman"
by G. B. Stern
In 1881 Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island", which he dedicated to his step-son, Lloyd Osbourne, in the following words "..an American Gentleman in accordance with whose classical taste, the following narrative has been designed..."
Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last years of his life in Samoa, and this is the smarting point for this story. The Samoans' name for Stevenson was 'Tusitala' 'the storyteller'. The action takes place in Samoa, Braemar in Scotland, and Davos in Switzerland.
Writer (An American Gentleman):
Producer (An American Gentleman):
Settings (An American Gentleman):
Pola, a Samoan boy:
Lloyd Osbourne as a boy:
Lloyd Osbourne as a man:
Robert Louis Stevenson:
Scots business man:
Laura, an English girl:
A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography, British Museum
James Laver, Keeper of Engraving, Illustration, and Design, Victoria and Albert Museum
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
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