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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825–1894)

Ballantyne, Robert Michael. A Scotch writer of juvenile literature; born in Edinburgh, April 24, 1825; died in Rome, Italy, Feb. 8, 1894. He spent his youth in Canada in the service of the Hudson Bay Company. He has been very popular in England as a writer of stories for boys. Among the best known are: ‘Coral Island’ (1857); ‘Ungava’ (1857); ‘The World of Ice’ (1859); ‘The Dog Crusoe’ (1860); ‘Deep Down’ (1868); and others.