Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson had two great desires: freedom and distraction by immersing himself in another world. He wrote essays and travelogues, as well as legendary adventure stories populated by striking characters whose names make readers around the world shudder: Long John Silver, Captain Flint, Jekyll and Hyde. The Montblanc Writers Edition Homage to Robert Louis Stevenson is dedicated to this imaginative storyteller.
The novel "Treasure Island" inspired many design details of the edition. The overall shape of the writing instrument and the rings on the cone together give the impression of a historic, extendable pair of binoculars.
The black precious resin barrel is decorated with engraved crosses, including a larger "X" like the one that marks the location of the treasure on a map. Vertical lines reminiscent of the planks of the schooner "Hispaniola" and a traditional sea chest adorn the cap of the Writers Edition. Behind the platinum-clad clip, the lines converge into a compass rose, while the clip mimics the shape of a belaying pin, to which the lines of a ship's rigging would be attached. The cap is surmounted by the Montblanc emblem with the symbol of the pirate in the center, a skull and crossed bones. The ring of the cap is decorated with an engraving of Stevenson's signature and the publication date of his first work "The Pentland Rising", 1886. The years of life of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894, are engraved on the cap.
In reference to Robert Louis Stevenson's passion for seafaring and his resettlement in the South Seas, the handmade solid Au 750 gold rhodium-plated nib is engraved with fine waves and the title given by the Samoans to the great writer and world traveler, "Tusitala".