Prince Otto

Prince Otto

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Prince Otto

Prince Otto

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"PRINCE OTTO," as my husband has said, was projected in California, but was not taken up seriously until the year 1883, when we were living in the little châlet, La Solitude, in Hyères. The labour that went into the making of the book was greater than he ever expended over any other novel, either before or after. This story, fantastic and artificial to a degree, demanded a style to correspond. The high key of its beginning was difficult to maintain and proved somewhat of a strain. It was the last effort of his earlier manner. My husband often said, in later years, that he had outlived this style and would be at a loss to regain it were he to attempt another book of the same character.

Prince Otto was originally modelled on the character of his cousin, Robert Alan Stevenson, but . . .

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