Robert Louis Stevenson Books In Order

David Balfour Books In Publication Order

  1. Kidnapped (1886)
  2. Catriona (1893)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Treasure Island (1882)
  2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
  3. The Wrong Box (With: Lloyd Osbourne) (1889)
  4. The Master of Ballantrae (1889)
  5. The Wrecker (With: Lloyd Osbourne) (1892)
  6. The Ebb-Tide (With: Lloyd Osbourne) (1894)
  7. Weir of Hermiston (1896)
  8. St. Ives (With: Arthur Quiller-Couch) (1897)
  9. A Lowden Sabbath Morn (1898)
  10. The Sea Fogs (1907)
  11. Will O’ the Mill (1915)
  12. The Black Arrow (1926)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Thrawn Janet (1881)
  2. Olalla (1885)
  3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
  4. Markheim (1886)
  5. The Beach of Falesa (1963)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. New Arabian Nights (1882)
  2. The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887)
  3. Underwoods (1887)
  4. Ballads (1890)
  5. Island Nights’ Entertainments (1893)
  6. The Body Snatcher (1895)
  7. The Suicide Club (1895)
  8. Songs of Travel (1896)
  9. The Story of a Lie, and Other Tales (1904)
  10. Tales and Fantasies (1905)
  11. New Poems and Variant Readings (1918)
  12. A Child’s Garden of Verses (1921)
  13. Moral Emblems (1921)
  14. Weir of Hermiston and Other Stories (1979)
  15. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Selected Short Fiction (2005)
  16. The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson (2012)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. The Wakey Wakey Machine (With: Alan MacDonald) (1997)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879)
  2. The Old & New Pacific Capitals (1880)
  3. The Silverado Squatters (1884)
  4. Memories and Portraits (1887)
  5. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin (1887)
  6. The Lantern-Bearers and Other Essays (1888)
  7. A Footnote to History (1892)
  8. Across the Plains (1892)
  9. Vailima Letters (1895)
  10. The Amateur Emigrant (1895)
  11. In the South Seas (1900)
  12. Virginibus Puerique and Other Papers (1901)
  13. The Meaning of Friendship (1909)

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Books In Publication Order

  1. The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume 1 (2021)
  2. The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume 2 (2021)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. 50 Great Short Stories (1952)
  2. Master’s Choice: Mystery Stories by Today\’s Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them (2000)

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Kidnapped

I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father’s house. The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills as I went down the road; and by the time I had come as far as the manse, the blackbirds were whistling in the garden lilacs, and the mist that hung around the valley in the time of the dawn was beginning to arise and die away.
Mr. Campbell, the minister of Essendean, was waiting for me by the garden gate, good man! He asked me if I had breakfasted; and hearing that I lacked for nothing, he took my hand in both of his and clapped it kindly under his arm.
‘Well, Davie, lad,’ said he, ‘I will go with you as far as the ford, to set you on the way.’ And we began to walk forward in silence.
‘Are ye sorry to leave Essendean?’ said he, after awhile.
‘Why, sir,’ said I, ‘if I knew where I was going, or what was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly. Essendean is a good place indeed, and I have been very happy there; but then I have never been anywhere else. My father and mother, since they are both dead, I shall be no nearer to in Essendean than in the Kingdom of Hungary, and, to speak truth, if I thought I had a chance to better myself where I was going I would go with a good will.’
‘Ay?’ said Mr. Campbell. ‘Very well, Davie. Then it behoves me to tell your fortune; or so far as I may. When your mother was gone, and your father the worthy, Christian man began to sicken for his end, he gave me in charge a certain letter, which he said was your inheritance. ‘So soon,’ says he, ‘as I am gone, and the house is redd up and the gear disposed of’ all which, Davie, hath been done, ‘give my boy this letter into his hand, and start him off to the house of Shaws, not far from Cramond. That is the place I came from,’ he said, ‘and it’s where it befits that my boy should return. He is a steady lad,’ your father said, ‘and a canny goer; and I doubt not he will come safe, and be well lived where he goes.”
‘The house of Shaws!’ I cried. ‘What had my poor father to do with the house of Shaws?’
‘Nay,’ said Mr. Campbell, ‘who can tell that for a surety? But the name of that family, Davie, boy, is the name you bear-Balfours of Shaws: an ancient, honest, reputable house, peradventure in these latter days decayed. Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but as ye will yourself remember I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society. Lastly, to put all the elements of this affair before you, here is the testamentary letter itself, superscrived by the own hand of our departed brother.’

Catriona

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. THE HIGHLAND WRITER. Mk. Charles Stewart the Writer dwelt at the top of the longest stair that ever mason set a hand to; fifteen nights of it, no less; and when I had come to his door, and a clerk had opened it, and told me his master was within, I had scarce breath enough to send my porter packing. ‘ Awa’ east and . wast wi’ ye!’ said I, took the money bag out of his hands, and followed the clerk in. The outer room was an office with the clerk’s chair at a table spread with law papers. In the inner chamber, which opened from it, a little brisk man sat poring on a deed, from which he scarce raised his eyes upon my entrance; indeed, he still kept his finger in the place, as though prepared to show me out and fall again to his studies. This pleased me little enough; and what pleased me less, I thought the clerk was in a good posture to overhear what should pass between us. I asked if he was Mr. Charles Stewart the Writer. ‘The same,’ says he; ‘and if the question is equally fair, who may you be yourself ?’ ‘You never heard tell of my name nor of me either/’ said I, ‘ but I bring you a token from a friendthat you know well. That you know well,’ I repeated, lowering my voice, ‘but majbe are not just so keen to hear from at this present being. And the bits of business that I have to propone to you are rather in the nature of being confidential. In short, I would like to think we were quite private.’ He rose without more words, casting down his paper like a man ill pleased, sent forth his clerk of an errand, and shut to the house door behind him. ‘ Now, sir,’ said he, returning, ‘ speak out your mind and fear nothing; though before you begin,’ he cries out, ‘ I tell you mine misgives me! I tell you beforehand, ye’ro cither a Stewart or a Stewart sen…

Treasure Island

Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved bad guys, Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys and girls and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one legged sea cook…
and the next a dangerous pirate leader!The unexpected and complex relationship that develops between Silver and Jim helps transform what seems at first to be a simple, rip roaring adventure story into a deeply moving study of a boy s growth into manhood, as he learns hard lessons about friendship, loyalty, courage and honor and the uncertain meaning of good and evil. Angus Fletcher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and is the author of Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode, Colors of the Mind, and A New Theory for American Poetry, among other books.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of the psychopathology of a split personality; in mainstream culture the very phrase ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ has come to mean a person who may show a distinctly different character, or profoundly different behaviour, from one situation to the next, as if almost another person, possibly because of the rare disorder ‘multiple personality disorder’ more recently renamed ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder’.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and one of Stevenson’s best selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a year of its publication and it has gone on to inspire scores of major film and stage performances.

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The Wrong Box (With: Lloyd Osbourne)

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The Wrong Box 1889 is one of Stevenson’s strangest works. Written with his stepson Lloyd Osborne, it is a masterpiece of black comedy, turning on mistaken identity, the disappearance of a corpse, and several makeshift coffins. V.S. Pritchett described it as ‘a farce that slips down the throat with the nicety of an oyster,’ and, according to E.F. Benson, it is ‘perhaps the most superb extravaganza in the language.’ In this intriguing work, the Finsbury family has long been involved in a Tontine a scheme in which subscribers invest money in a fund which them falls to the last survivor. Now there are only two aged uncles between Morris and John Finsbury and their fortune. A railway accident appears to dispose of one, and then the farce begins. In this eccentric and brilliantly plotted story, the authors not only extended the boundaries of good taste, but also satirized the popular Railway Novel genre, perplexing many Victorian readers.

The Master of Ballantrae

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

The Wrecker (With: Lloyd Osbourne)

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

The Ebb-Tide (With: Lloyd Osbourne)

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II MORNING ON THE BEACH THE THREE LETTERS The clouds were all fled, the beauty of the tropic day was spread upon Papeete; and the wall of breaking seas upon the reef, and the palms upon the islet, already trembled in the heat. A French man of war was going out, homeward bound; she lay in the middle distance of the port, an ant heap for activity. In the night a schooner had come in, and now lay far out, hard by the passage; and the yellow flag, the emblem of pestilence, flew on her. From up the coast, a long procession of canoes headed round the point and towards the market, bright as a scarf with the many coloured clothing of the natives and the piles of fruit. But not even the beauty and the welcome warmth of the morning, not even these naval movements, so interesting to sailors and to idlers, could engage the attention of the outcasts. They were still cold at heart, theirmouths sour from the want of sleep, their steps rambling from the lack of food; and they strung like lame geese along the beach in a disheartened silence. It was towards the town they moved; towards the town whence smoke arose, where happier folk were breakfasting; and as they went, their hungry eyes were upon all sides, but they were only scouting for a meal. A small and dingy schooner lay snug against the quay, with which it was connected by a plank. On the forward deck, under a spot of awning, five Kanakas who made up the crew, were squatted round a basin of fried feis,1 and drinking coffee from tin mugs. ‘ Eight bells : knock off for breakfast!’ cried the captain with a miserable heartiness. ‘ Never tried this craft before; positively my first appearance; guess I ‘ll draw a bumper house.’ He came close up to where the plank rested on the grassy quay ; turned his back upon the schoo…

Weir of Hermiston

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

St. Ives (With: Arthur Quiller-Couch)

From the creator of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and written while he lived in Samoa, this was the author’s last title. Stevenson had written all but the very conclusion of this work at the time of his death. His stepdaughter had been serving as his secretary and was in possession of an outline for the ending. In order to conclude the story the publisher enlisted the talents of Sir Arthur Quiller Couch who supplied the last few chapters. ‘ ‘ His life was a gyration of energetic curiosity…
He was everywhere, and at everything; he had gone down in a diving bell and gone up in a balloon. At least he had gone down in a diver’s dress, and if there no record of as ascent performed in his own person, he sent his hero up in a balloon at the close of St. Ives.’ The Faith of Robert Louis Stevenson John Kelman

The Black Arrow

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG No one but myself knows what I have suffered, nor what my books have gained, by your unsleeping watchfulness and admirable pertinacity. And now here is a volume that goes into the world and lacks your imprimatur: a strange thing in our joint lives; and the reason of it stranger still! I have watched with interest, with pain, and at length with amusement, your unavailing attempts to peruse The Black Arrow; and I think I should lack humour indeed, if I let the occasion slip and did not place your name in the fly leaf of the only book of mine that you have never read and never will read. That others may display more constancy is still my hope. The tale was written years ago for a particular audience and I may say in rivalry with a particular author; I think I should do well to name him, Mr. Alfred R. Phillips. It was not without its reward at the time. I could not, indeed, displace Mr. Phillips from his well won priority; but in the eyes of readers who thought less than nothing of Treasure Island, The Black Arrow was supposed to mark a clear advance. Those who read volumes and those who read story papers belong to different worlds. The verdict on Treasure Island was reversed in the other court; I wonder, will it be the same with its successor?

The Beach of Falesa

‘White men die very suddenly in Fales .’Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Fales is a scathing critique of colonialism and economic imperialism that bravely takes on many of the 19th Century’s strongest taboos: miscegenation, imperialism, and economic exploitation. It does so with a story that features a surprising and beguiling romance between an adventurous British trader and a young island girl, against a background of increasing and mysterious hostility. Are the native islanders plotting against the couple, or is it the other white traders? The result is a denouement that is astonishing in its violence. Told in the unadorned voice of the trader, it is a story that deftly combines the form of the exotic adventure yarn with the moral and psychological questing of great fiction. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature’s greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

New Arabian Nights

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG During his residence in London, the accomplished Prince Florizel of Bohemia gained the affection of all classes by the seduction of his manner and by a well considered generosity. He was a remarkable man even by what was known of him; and that was but a small part of what he actually did. Although of a placid temper in ordinary circumstances, and accustomed to take the world with as much philosophy as any ploughman, the Prince of Bohemia was not without a taste for ways of life more adventurous and eccentric than that to which he was destined by his birth. Now and then, when he fell into a low humour, when there was no laughable play to witness in any of the London theatres, and when the season of the year was unsuitable to those field sports in which he excelled all competitors, he would summon his confidant and Master of the Horse, Colonel Geraldine, and bid him prepare himself against an evening ramble. The Master of the Horse was a young officer of a brave and even temerarious disposition. He greeted the news with delight, and hastened to make ready. Long practice and a varied acquaintance of life had given him a singular facility in disguise; he could adapt not only his face and bearing, but his voice and almost his thoughts, to those of any rank, character, or nation; and in this way he diverted attention from the Prince, and sometimes gained admission for the pair into strange societies. The civil authorities were never taken into the secret of these adventures; the imperturbable courage of the one and the ready invention and chivalrous devotion of the other had brought them through a score of dangerous passes; and they grew in confidence as time went on.

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG IT WAS a beautiful morning in the late July when I set forth on foot for the last time for Aros. A boat had put me ashore the night before at Grisapol; I had such breakfast as the little inn afforded, and, leaving all my baggage till I had an occasion to come round for it by sea, struck right across the promontory with a cheerful heart. I was far from being a native of these parts, springing, as I did, from an unmixed lowland stock. But an uncle of mine, Gordon Darnaway, after a poor, rough youth, and some years at sea, had married a young wife in the islands; Mary Maclean she was called, the last of her family; and when she died in giving birth to a daughter, Aros, the sea girt farm, had remained in his possession. It brought him in nothing but the means of life, as I was well aware; but he was a man whom ill fortune had pursued; he feared, cumbered as he was with the young child, to make a fresh adventure upon life; and remained in Aros, biting his nails at destiny. Years passed over his head in that isolation, and brought neither help nor contentment. Meantime our family was dying out in the lowlands; there is little luck for any of that race; and perhaps my father was the luckiest of all, for not only was he one of the last to die, but he left a son to his name and a little money to support it. I was a student of Edinburgh University, living well enough at my own charges, but without kith or kin; when some news of me found its way to Uncle Gordon on the Ross of Grisapol; and he, as he was a man who held blood thicker than water, wrote to me the day he heard of my existence, and taught me to count Aros as my home. Thus it was that I came to spend my vacations in that part of the country, so far from all society and comfort, between the codfish and the moorcocks; and thus it was that now, when I had done with my classes, I was returning thither with so light a heart that July day.

Underwoods

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

Ballads

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

Island Nights’ Entertainments

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

Songs of Travel

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

The Story of a Lie, and Other Tales

A chance encounter in a Parisian caf leads to a series of unfortunate misunderstandings that threaten to bring to a premature and irreconcilable end the envisioned marriage between a pair of young lovers. When eligible bachelor Dick Naseby meets the lovely young Esther Van Tromp a woman estranged from her cherished father, a talented artist whose success takes him around the world he is too well bred and smitten with her to confess the truth: he knows her father well. He wrongly believes that to reveal the truth would cause great harm, and the consequences of his deceit soon become tangible.

New Poems and Variant Readings

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Child’s Garden of Verses

A Child’s Garden of Verses‘ is Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic collection of children’s poems. The following poems are included: To Alison Cunningham, Bed in Summer, A Thought, At the Sea Side, Young Night Thought, Whole Duty of Children, Rain, Pirate Story, Foreign Lands, Windy Nights, Travel, Singing, Looking Forward, A Good Play, Where Go the Boats?, Auntie’s Skirts, The Land of Counterpane, The Land of Nod, My Shadow, System, A Good Boy, Escape at Bedtime, Marching Song, The Cow, The Happy Thought, The Wind, Keepsake Mill, Good and Bad Children, Foreign Children, The Sun Travels, The Lamplighter, My Bed is a Boat, The Moon, The Swing, Time to Rise, Looking Glass River, Fairy Bread, From a Railway Carriage, Winter Time, The Hayloft, Farewell to the Farm, North West Passage, The Unseen Playmate, My Ship and I, My Kingdom, Picture Books in Winter, My Treasures, Block City, The Land of Story Books, Armies in the Fire, The Little Land, Night and Day, Nest Eggs, The Flowers, Summer Sun, The Dumb Soldier, Autumn Fires, The Gardener, Historical Associations, To Willie and Henrietta, To My Mother, To Auntie, To Minnie, To My Name Child, To Any Reader.

Weir of Hermiston and Other Stories

The Biographical Edition of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Also includes ‘The Misadventures of John Nicholson,’ ‘The Story of a Lie,’ and ‘The Body Snatcher.’

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Selected Short Fiction

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate and eliminate human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s The Double and Crime and Punishment. Today Stevenson s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller.

This collection also includes some of the author s grimmest short fiction: Lodging for the Night, The Suicide Club, Thrawn Janet, The Body Snatcher, and Markheim.

Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel Heredity appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003.

The Wakey Wakey Machine (With: Alan MacDonald)

Do you have problems waking up? Then try the fantastic, boombastic wakey wakey machine! This text is part of a series of books that are suitable for children who are starting to read for themselves.

The Old & New Pacific Capitals

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Lantern-Bearers and Other Essays

This book contains a new selection of Stevenson’s essays, some such as ‘Confessions of a Unionist’ published here for the first time. Humorous, opinionated and humane, Stevenson moves through a wide range of subjects, tackling everything from umbrellas and walking tours, strife in Ireland and struggle in Samoa to John Knox and Robert Burns. This selection offers fresh insights into the author’s life and art and is published to coincide with the centenary of his arrival in the South Seas. The collection is edited and newly introduced by Jeremy Treglown, editor of ‘The Times Literary Supplement’. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 1894, author of ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, was also one of the best known essayists, critics and travel writers of his day. He was born and educated in Edinburgh, but travelled extensively, living for periods in America, Switzerland, the Riviera and England before emigrating to the South Seas in 1887. He died in Samoa, aged 44.

A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 1850 1894, was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon. Stevenson was a celebrity in his own time, but with the rise of modern literature after World War I, he was seen for much of the 20th century as a writer of the second class, relegated to children’s literature and horror genres. His works include: An Inland Voyage 1878, Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882, New Arabian Nights 1882, Kidnapped 1886, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables 1887, Memories and Portraits 1887, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin 1887, The Black Arrow 1888, and Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale 1889.

Across the Plains

I always imagine St. Andrews to be an ineffectual seat of learning, and the sound of the east wind and the bursting surf to linger in its drowsy classrooms and confound the utterance of the professor…
from ‘Random Memories’ With observations both trenchant and sentimental from the keen eye of one of the 19th century’s most beloved writers, this charming volume, first published in 1892, is a delightful potpourri of Robert Louis Stevenson’s essays. Within: . a recounting of an overland trip from New York to San Francisco, with thoughts on the people and landscape of America . a valentine to a French artists’ colony…
and a withering eye for the artists themselves ”Snoozing’ is a part of the artistic education’ . commentary on the cantankerous and windswept nature of ‘The Coast of Fife’ and the value of ‘The Education of an Engineer.’ These musings of an inveterate wandering and keen spectator of life serve as a glimpse into the mind and memories of an author’s imagination, and serve as a vital psychological backdrop for the tales of adventure, romance, and horror related in Stevenson’s fiction. Scottish writer and poet ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 1850 1894 was born in Edinburgh to a prosperous family of engineers, but gave up the family profession first for law and then for literature. Among his prodigious output as a writer are: Treasure Island 1883, The Black Arrow 1884, A Child’s Garden of Verses 1885, Kidnapped 1886, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1886.

Vailima Letters

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher. 1910. Excerpt:…
track overgrown, and was restoring an old 1890 path. So I laboured till I was in such a state that Carolina Wilhelmina Skeggs could scarce have found a name for it. Thereon desisted; returned to the stream; made my way down that stony track to the garden, where the smoke was still hanging and the sun was still in the high tree tops, and so home. Here, fondly supposing my long day was over, I rubbed down; exquisite agony; water spreads the poison of these weeds; I got it all over my hands, on my chest, in my eyes, and presently, while eating an orange, a la Raratonga, burned my lip and eye with orange juice. Now, all day, our three small pigs had been adrift, to the mortal peril of our corn, lettuce, onions, etc., and as I stood smarting on the back verandah, behold the three piglings issuing from the wood just opposite. Instantly I got together as many boys as I could three, and got the pigs penned against the rampart of the sty, till the others joined; whereupon we 1890 formed a cordon, closed, captured the deserters, and dropped them, squeaking amain, into their strengthened barracks where, please God, they may now stay! Perhaps you may suppose the day now over; you are not the head of a plantation, my juvenile friend. Politics succeeded: Henry got adrift in his English, Bene was too cowardly to tell me what he was after: result, I have lost seven good labourers, and had to sit down and write to you to keep my temper. Let me sketch my lads. Henry Henry has gone down to town or I could not be writing to you this were the hour of his English lesson else, when he learns what he calls ‘long explessions’ or ‘your chief’s language’ for the matter of an hour and a half Henry is a chiefling from Savaii; I once loathed, I now like and pending fresh discoveries have a k…

The Amateur Emigrant

This is the sparkling record of the haphazard six thousand mile odyssey that twenty five year old Stevenson made in pursuit of his future wife, Fanny. The two had met and fallen in love during a trip to France, but when Fanny’s first husband called her home to California, Stevenson soon followed from Scotland. The sickly Stevenson first made a turbulent Atlantic crossing, like so many nineteenth century immigrants, as a steerage passenger in a steamer of dubious seaworthiness. After a frenetic stopover in New York City, he embarked on a two week, three thousand mile trip across the continent the fastest and cheapest way then possible by emigrant train. Finally arriving in the frontier town of San Francisco to win Fanny over, he was quickly captivated by California. Stevenson’s often hilarious impressions of the young country, its rambunctious and colorful inhabitants, and the still untamed continent are among his most vivid writings. ‘This lighthearted book is the result of a very difficult journey, one that almost killed him.’ Paul Theroux

50 Great Short Stories

50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world’s finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, and Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.B. White, Saroyan, and O Connor. The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the world s fiction.

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