Google sets new doodle for Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Melbourne, Nov 12: California based Google Inc continued its custom of celebrating special days and events with new doodle on home page as the company boasted a new doodle for celebrating 160th birthday of famous Scottish novelist Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson.

The new doodle can be seen on the Google search engine home page in Australia and New Zealand. The special doodle depicted paintings from Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel Treasure Island.

Treasure Island narrated the story of of pirates and buried gold. Treasure Island was first published in the form of a book in 1883. This novel was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881-82 under the title Treasure Island, or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola and the pseudonym Captain George North.

Users can also see the name 'Google' on the doodle. The first letter 'G' can be seen on the pirate, 'O' in compass of the map, 'O' on the mountains, 'G' has been marked on the ship, the flag of the pirates as letter 'L' and the final letter 'E' as the box with the treasure.

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on Nov, 13, 1850 in Scotland. He was essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, known especially for his novels of adventure. Some of his famous works are Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Master of Ballantrae, Kidnapped, Prince Otto and Catriona. He died on Dec 3, 1894.

In India, Google may set the new doodle on Saturday, Nov 13. Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novel The Master of Ballantrae had some connections with India. It was a masterful tale of revenge, set in Scotland, America, and India.

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