Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer, and essayist. He was a celebrity during his lifetime for works like "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Treasure Island." Now he is one of the most translated authors in the world. Tired of his father refusing to tolerate his addiction for alcohol, John Nicholson decides to leave Edinburgh for a better life in America. For some time he seems to have achieved success, but John learns that all of his excesses mixed with internal problems would ultimately lead him to failure.