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Vailima Letters By Robert Louis Stevenson
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This edition of Vailima Letters being correspondence addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin by Robert Louis Stevenson is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition
Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July... More > 1886, the novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, and Seamus Heaney. A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893. As historical fiction, it is set around 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin Murder", which occurred near Ballachulish in 1752 in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising. Many of the characters, and one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart, were real people. The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically.< Less
Weir of Hermiston By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Lay Morals By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Kidnapped (1886) - written three years after Stevenson’s blockbuster hit Treasure Island - tells the story of David Balfour, a young Scot kidnapped by brigands during the Jacobite Rebellion who... More > teams with master swordsman Alan Breck Stewart to cross battle-torn Scotland and claim his rightful inheritance.< Less
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Stevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality.... More > More than a morality tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
Fables By Robert Louis Stevenson
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"THE fable, as a form of literary art, had at all times a great' attraction for Mr. Stevenson; and in an early review of Lord Lytton's Fables in Song he attempted to define some of its proper... More > aims and methods. To this class of work, according to his conception of the matter, belonged essentially several of his own semi-supernatural stories, such as "Will of the Mill," "Markheim," and even "Jekyll and Hyde;" in the composition of which there was combined with the dream element, in at least an equal measure, the element of moral allegory or apologue. He was accustomed also to try his hand occasionally on the composition of fables more strictly so called, and cast in the conventional brief and familiar form. By the winter of 1887-88 he had enough of these by him, together with a few others running to greater length, and conceived in a more mystic and legendary vein, to enable him, as he thought, to see his way towards making a book of them...." -- Robert Louis Stevenson< Less
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a gothic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson first published in 1886. The work is also known as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,... More > Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.< Less
In the South Seas By Robert Louis Stevenson
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IN THE SOUTH SEAS, published in 1896 records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in... More > journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewrittento describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences.< Less

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