Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886, has been and remains one of the most well-known works of popular fiction in the English language, having spawned hundreds of dramatic adaptations and inspired countless other works—beginning with the first stage production less than a year after the original book was published. It is also one of the most widely
translated works in English literature.
But if you’ve never read Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, you might be surprised at just how riveting the tale remains—as well as how different it is from what you’ve come to expect.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevenson’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare unfinished novels
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* Famous works such as TREASURE ISLAND are fully illustrated
* Rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time
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* Includes Stevenson’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Stevenson’s contribution to literature
* Features four biographies - discover Stevenson’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with rare stories, new introductions and structural improvements
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THE BLACK ARROW
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE
THE WRONG BOX
WEIR OF HERMISTON
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD
THE YOUNG CHEVALIER
The Short Story Collections
NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS
MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS - THE DYNAMITER
THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES
ISLAND NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS
TALES AND FANTASIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE CHARITY BAZAAR
The Poetry Collections
A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES
SONGS OF TRAVEL AND OTHER VERSES
NEW POEMS AND VARIANT READINGS
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Travel Writing
AN INLAND VOYAGE
TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES
EDINBURGH: PICTURESQUE NOTES
ESSAYS OF TRAVEL
ACROSS THE PLAINS
THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS
THE OLD AND NEW PACIFIC CAPITALS
VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS
FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS
MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS
MEMOIR OF FLEEMING JENKIN
RECORDS OF A FAMILY OF ENGINEERS
ADDITIONAL MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS
LAY MORALS AND OTHER PAPERS
PRAYERS WRITTEN FOR FAMILY USE AT VAILIMA
A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY
IN THE SOUTH SEAS
LETTERS FROM SAMOA
JUVENILIA AND OTHER PAPERS
PIERRE JEAN DE BÉRANGER ARTICLE
THE LETTERS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Sir Graham Balfour
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Alexander H. Japp
THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Jacqueline M. Overton
THE LIFE OF MRS. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez
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'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.'
After taking an elixir created in his laboratory, mild mannered Dr Jekyll is transformed into the cruel and despicable Mr Hyde. Although seemingly harmless at first, things soon descend into chaos and Jekyll quickly realises there is only one way to stop Hyde. Stevenson's quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.
• More than 60 illustrations by N.C. Wyeth and Louis Rhead
• The essay “My First Book” by Robert Louis Stevenson, on the writing of his classic
• A Glossary of nautical terms and historical slang
• A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island was not the first adventure story of pirates in the Caribbean, but it may as well have been. Since its publication in 1883, it has become the standard—the first and last word on the subject—and it remains an exhilarating, satisfying read for young and old alike to this day.
This edition includes all 16 of N.C. Wyeth’s full-color paintings for the 1911 edition of the book, as well as 44 drawings by Louis Rhead for his 1915 edition. Included as an addendum at the end of the book is the essay, “My First Book: Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson on the writing of his classic. Also included are a helpful glossary of nautical and historical terms, an introduction, author bio, and bibliography.
The story begins when a strange, crusty old pirate comes to stay with Jim Hawkins’ family at the Admiral Benbow Inn. The map he carries with him will put them all in danger and be the impetus for young Jim’s perilous journey with the wily Long John Silver in search of treasure on the high seas.
Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.
Short Summary of the Book:
The novel is divided into six parts and 34 chapters: The novel opens in the seaside village of Black Hill Cove in south-west England (to Stevenson, in his letters and in the related fictional play Admiral Guinea, near Barnstaple, Devon) in the mid-18th century. The narrator, James "Jim" Hawkins, is the young son of the owners of the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old drunken seaman named Billy Bones becomes a long-term lodger at the inn, only paying for about the first week of his stay.
Jim quickly realizes that Bones is in hiding, and that he particularly dreads meeting an unidentified seafaring man with one leg. Some months later, Bones is visited by a mysterious sailor named Black Dog. Their meeting turns violent, Black Dog flees and Bones suffers a stroke. While Jim cares for him, Bones confesses that he was once the mate of a notorious late pirate, Captain Flint, and that his old crewmates want Bones' sea chest. Some time later, another of Bones' crew mates, a blind man named Pew, appears at the inn and forces Jim to lead him to Bones. Pew gives Bones a paper. After Pew leaves, Bones opens the paper to discover it is marked with the Black Spot, a pirate summons, with the warning that he has until ten o'clock to meet their demands. Bones drops dead of apoplexy (in this context, a stroke) on the spot. Jim and his mother open Bones' sea chest to collect the amount due to them for Bones' room and board, but before they can count out the money that they are owed, they hear pirates approaching the inn and are forced to flee and hide, Jim taking with him a mysterious oilskin packet from the chest.
The pirates, led by Pew, find the sea chest and the money, but are frustrated that there is no sign of "Flint's fist". Customs men approach and the pirates escape to their vessel (all except for Pew, who is accidentally run down and killed by the agents' horses).
Depuis l'Odyssée, aucun roman d'aventures n'eut plus de succès que "L'Ile au trésor". Le jeune Jim Hawkins est le héros de ce roman, ainsi que le terrible John Silver, l'homme à la jambe de bois. L'Hispanolia débarque sur l'île au Trésor les «bons» et les «méchants». Dès lors, une lutte implacable se déroule pour retrouver le trésor amassé par Flint, redoutable pirate mort sans avoir livré son secret.
Rarement roman d'aventures où le réel se mêle au fantastique aura été conduit avec tant d'habileté et de science ; c'est désormais un livre classique.
Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBook is divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.
The Gothic tale of "The Body Snatcher" concerns a young medical student's dealings with grave robbers who provide corpses to dissect and study — a practice that takes on increasingly sinister dimensions. Swirling seas, dangerous reefs, and inhospitable islanders provide the grim backdrop for a tale of greed, lunacy, and unbridled fear in "The Merry Men," the name given by the inhabitants of Aros to the fearsome breakers that pound their tiny Scottish isle. "The Bottle Imp" — an intricately told tale of love and adventure, avarice and envy, and good and evil — centers on a magical bottle that provides its owner with all he desires, but at a great cost.
This exceptional collection of tales will thrill admirers of the author's craft as well as aficionados of classic horror stories.
From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favourite cousins to beloved mothers.
Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever.
One of these was so charming that I interrupted my husband to read it aloud. "Just what I wanted!" he exclaimed; and the receipt for the "Lily of the Valley Water" was instantly incorporated into Kidnapped.
I SET OFF UPON MY JOURNEY TO THE HOUSE OF SHAWS:
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.'"
Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850–December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature.
He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it. He was also greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kip-ling 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 crit-ics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the canon.
Other Books of the Author:
Treasure Island (1883)
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)
The Black Arrow (1884)
The New Arabian Nights (1882)
Essays in the Art of Writing (1905)
A Christmas Sermon (1900)
The Master of Ballantrae (1889)
The Silverado Squatters (1883)
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes explanatory notes, a Scots’ Glossary, and a unique appendix dedicated to Stevenson’s influence on the Oxford English Dictionary.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE CONTRACT OF CARSON CARRUTHERS, by William P. McGivern
BURNT TOAST, by Mack Reynolds
CRIME CLEAN-UP IN CENTER CITY, by Robert Moore Williams
THE CRACKS OF TIME, by Dorothy Quick
THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER, by Washington Irving
HIDEAWAY, by Everil Worrell
THE STRANGER FROM KURDISTAN, by E. Hoffmann Price
HEREAFTER, INC., by Lester del Rey
NIGHTMARE ON THE NOSE, by Evelyn E. Smith
THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, by Mark Twain
AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A HALLUCINATION, by X.L. (Julian Osgood Field)
CAN SUCH BEAUTY BE? by Jerome Bixby
MARKHEIM, by Robert Louis Stevenson
MONSIEUR BLUEBEARD, by Emil Petaja
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ROOM WITHOUT WINDOWS, by Manly Banister
THE BARGAIN OF RUPERT ORANGE, by Vincent O’Sullivan
THE BOTTLE IMP, by Dwight V. Swain
THE CASE OF MR. LUCRAFT, Walter Besant and James Rice
WHO SUPS WITH THE DEVIL, by S.M. Tenneshaw
THE SHOEMAKER AND THE DEVIL, by Anton Chekhov
SPAWN OF HELL, by William P. McGivern
YOUR SOUL COMES C.O.D., by Mack Reynolds
ST. JOHN'S EVE, by Nikolai Gogol
WOLFIE, by Theodore R. Cogwell
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Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego.
It seems he is master of his fate.
It seems he is in complete control.
But soon he will discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...
This edition of The Black Arrow includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword from the Publisher.
A fierce war rages between two powerful and bitter rivals:on one side the House of Lancaster; on the other the House of York. The prize? The crown of England! Young Richard Shelton finds himself torn in his loyalties. Should he serve the interests of his villainous master. or throw in his lot with the dashing outlaw Ellis Duckworth and his band known as the Black Arrow? Richard must decide wisely, for his fate--and the fate of England--hangs in the balance....
An exciting portrait of England during the War of the Roses, The Black Arrow is a breathless adventure of battle, intrigue, deception, kidnapping, spies, rogues, heroes,and villains.
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In the Body Snatcher, the Bottle Imp and the Merry Men, Robert Louis Stevenson takes his characters into an alternate reality where supernatural occurs. In the new reality, corpses seem to have a life of their own, bottles have the ability of fulfill any human desire but with a cost and magic islands are the ultimate source for wealth.
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The idea for this story supposedly came to Stevenson during a nightmare, and the original manuscript was apparently burned by a family member. He then set about rewriting it over the course of six days, supposedly assisted by cocaine. A friend of the author noted: "The mere physical feat was tremendous; and instead of harming him, it roused and cheered him inexpressibly."
'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest –Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!'
Upon finding a map in his parents' inn, young Jim Hawkins joins a crew on route to the Caribbean to find buried treasure. One of his crew, the charming, yet devious Long John Silver is determined to snag the booty for himself and Jim's swashbuckling voyage becomes a mutinous and murderous adventure – where his own bravery is put to the test and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal.
Le Docteur Jekyll, un philanthrope obsédé par sa double personnalité, met au point une drogue pour séparer son bon côté de son mauvais, mais c'est ce côté-là qui, nuit après nuit, finalement prendra le dessus et le transformera en monstrueux Mister Hyde.
Here is the story of young David Balfour, whose miserly uncle cheats him out of his inheritance and schemes to have him kidnapped, shanghaied, and sold into slavery. But justice triumphs—after a spirited odyssey that includes a shipwreck, a hazardous journey across Scotland with a daredevil companion, intrigues, narrow escapes, and desperate fighting. Rich in action and characterization, this exhilarating novel was considered by Stevenson to be his finest work of fiction.
With an Introduction by John Seelye
and an Afterword by Claire Harman
From the Paperback edition.
"Records of a Family of Engineers" by Robert Louis Stevenson recounts the history of the Stevenson family and lighthouse engineering.