The Wrong Box (novel)


The Wrong Box (novel)

Infobox Book|
name = The Wrong Box


image_caption =
author = Robert Louis Stevenson
Lloyd Osbourne
illustrator =
country = Scotland
language = English
genre = Black comedy
publisher = Longmans,Green & Co.
release_date = 1889
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 283
isbn = NA

"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".

Characters

*Joseph Finsbury
*Morris Finsbury
*John Finsbury
*Julia Hazeltine
*Michael Finsbury
*Gideon Forsyth
*William Dent Pitman
*Edward Hugh Bloomfield

Film adaptation

*1966 - The Wrong Box starring Michael Caine.

Literary significance and reception

Rudyard Kipling, in a letter to his friend Edmonia Hill (dated September 17 1889), praised the novel:

External links

*gutenberg|no=1585|name=The Wrong Box


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