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The basic theme of true identity have attracted such writers as Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Hans Christian Andersen ('The Ugly Duckling'), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment), Bram Stoker (Dracula, 1897), Franz Kafka ('Metamorphosis').
He died in 1894, probably of a cerebral haemorrhage
Stevenson had always wanted his 'Requiem' inscribed on his tomb.
Under the wide and starry sky,Dig the grave and let me lie.Glad did I live and gladly die,And I laid me down with a will.This be the verse you grave for me:Here he lies where he longed to be;Home is the sailor, home from sea,And the hunter home from the hill.
However, the piece is widely misquoted, including the inscription on his tomb, which closes:
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,And the hunter home from the hill.