Kidnapped: David Balfour

C. Scribner's sons
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C. Scribner's sons
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Dec 31, 1919
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 -Includes 74 Illustrations by George Roux and Walt Paget

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Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.


The novel opens in the seaside village of Black Hill Cove in south-west England (to Stevenson, in his letters[2] and in the related fictional play Admiral Guinea,[3] near Barnstaple, Devon) in the mid-18th century. Stevenson deliberately leaves the exact date of the novel obscure, the narrator, James "Jim" Hawkins, the young son of the owners of the Admiral Benbow Inn, writing that he takes up his pen "in the year of grace 17—." An old drunken seaman named Billy Bones arrives at the inn singing "that old sea-song"


"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"


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).

 -Includes 18 original Illustrations. 

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The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance novel. It first appeared as a serial in 1883 with the subtitle "A Tale of Tunstall Forest" beginning in Young Folks; A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature, vol. XXII, no. 656 (Saturday, June 30, 1883) and ending in the issue for Saturday, October 20, 1883


The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all.


In the reign of "old King Henry VI" (1422–1461, 1470–1471) and during the Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) the story begins with the Tunstall Moat House alarm bell being rung to begin mustering troops for its absent lord Sir Daniel Brackley, who intends to join the Battle of Risingham. It is then that the "fellowship" known as "The Black Arrow" headquartered in Tunstall Forest begins to strike with its "four black arrows" for the "four black hearts" of Brackley and three of his retainers: Nicholas Appleyard, Bennet Hatch, and Sir Oliver Oates, the parson. The rhyme that is posted in connection with this attack gets the protagonist Richard Shelton, ward of Sir Daniel, to become curious about the fate of his father Sir Harry Shelton. Having been dispatched to Kettley, where Sir Daniel was quartered, and sent to Tunstall Moat House by return dispatch, he falls in with a fugitive from Sir Daniel, Joanna Sedley, disguised as a boy and going by the alias of John Matcham. She is an heiress kidnapped by Sir Daniel, who wanted to obtain guardianship over her. Coincidentally, Sir Daniel was intending to marry Joanna to Dick himself; and, in her male disguise, Joanna brings up the matter to Dick, affording her the opportunity of feeling him out on the subject. Dick says he is not interested, but he does ask her if his intended bride is good-looking and of pleasant disposition.

While making their way through Tunstall Forest, Joanna tries to persuade Dick to turn against Sir Daniel in sympathy with the Black Arrow outlaws, whose camp they discover near the ruins of Grimstone manor. The next day they are met in the forest by Sir Daniel himself disguised as a leper and making his way back to the Moat House after his side was defeated at the Battle of Risingham. Dick and Joan then follow Sir Daniel to the Moat House. Here Dick changes sides when he finds out that Sir Daniel is the real murderer of his father and escapes injured from the Moat House. He is rescued by the outlaws of the Black Arrow with whom he throws in his lot for the rest of the story.

The second half of the novel, Books 3-5, tells how Dick rescues his true love Joanna from the clutches of Sir Daniel with the help of both the Black Arrow fellowship and the Yorkist army led by Richard Crookback, the future Richard III of England.


This carefully crafted ebook: “Arabian Nights or One Thousand and One Nights (Andrew Lang) + New Arabian Nights (Robert Louis Stevenson)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A medieval Middle-Eastern literary epic which tells the story of Scheherazade, a Sassanid Queen, who must relate a series of stories to her malevolent husband, the King, to delay her execution. The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day. The individual stories were created over many centuries, by many people and in many styles, and they have become famous in their own right. The Arabian Nights include fairy tales, fables, romances, farces, legends, and parables. They have existed for thousands of years, consisting of tales told in Persia, Arabia, India and Asia. The Arabian Nights (also known as The 1001 Arabian Nights) have inspired writers the world over. There are versions of these stories in many languages and they all convey the great sense of adventure, truth, fantastic imagination, justice, and faith embodied by the great civilizations that contributed stories and ideas to the collection. These are versions translated by Andrew Lang in 1897. The Andrew Lang Version (published in 1897): INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW LANG THE ARABIAN NIGHTS PROLOGUE THE STORY OF THE MERCHANT AND THE GENIE THE STORY OF THE FIRST OLD MAN AND OF THE HIND THE STORY OF THE SECOND OLD MAN, AND OF THE TWO BLACK DOGS THE STORY OF THE FISHERMAN THE STORY OF THE GREEK KING AND THE PHYSICIAN DOUBAN THE STORY OF THE HUSBAND AND THE PARROT THE STORY OF THE VIZIR WHO WAS PUNISHED THE STORY OF THE YOUNG KING OF THE BLACK ISLES STORY OF THE THREE KALENDARS, SONS OF KINGS, AND OF FIVE LADIES OF BAGHDAD THE STORY OF THE FIRST KALENDAR, SON OF A KING THE STORY OF THE SECOND KALENDAR, SON OF A KING THE STORY OF THE ENVIOUS MAN AND OF HIM WHO WAS ENVIED STORY OF THE THIRD KALENDAR, SON OF A KING THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR THE FIRST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE SECOND VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE THIRD VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE FOURTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE FIFTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE SIXTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE SEVENTH AND LAST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK STORY OF THE BARBER’S FIFTH BROTHER THE STORY OF THE BARBER’S SIXTH BROTHER THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE CAMARALZAMAN AND THE PRINCESS BADOURA NOUREDDIN AND THE FAIR PERSIAN ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP THE ADVENTURES OF HAROUN-AL-RASCHID, CALIPH OF BAGHDAD THE STORY OF THE BLIND BABA-ABDALLA THE STORY OF SIDI-NOUMAN STORY OF ALI COLIA, MERCHANT OF BAGHDAD THE ENCHANTED HORSE THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS WHO WERE JEALOUS OF THEIR YOUNGER SISTER New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story tradition. The first volume contains seven stories originally called Later-day Arabian Nights and published by London Magazine in serial format from June to October 1878. It is composed of two story groups, or cycles: "The Suicide Club" "The Rajah's Diamond" The second volume is a collection of four unconnected (standalone) stories that were previously published in magazines: "The Pavilion on the Links" (1880), told in 9 mini-chapters "A Lodging for the Night" (1877) "The Sire De Malétroits Door" (1877) "Providence and the Guitar" (1878)
The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson achieved literary celebrity during his lifetime, with the publication of instant classics such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Stevenson’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 4)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevenson’s life and works
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* ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare unfinished novels
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as TREASURE ISLAND are fully illustrated
* Rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
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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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CONTENTS:

The Novels
TREASURE ISLAND
THE BLACK ARROW
PRINCE OTTO
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
KIDNAPPED
THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE
THE WRONG BOX
THE WRECKER
CATRIONA
THE EBB-TIDE
WEIR OF HERMISTON
ST. IVES
HEATHERCAT
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
FABLES
TALES AND FANTASIES
UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE CHARITY BAZAAR
DEACON BRODIE
BEAU AUSTIN
ADMIRAL GUINEA
MACAIRE

The Poetry Collections
A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES
UNDERWOODS
BALLADS
SONGS OF TRAVEL AND OTHER VERSES
ADDITIONAL POEMS
NEW POEMS AND VARIANT READINGS

The Poems
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

The Non-Fiction
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
LATER ESSAYS
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
THE LETTERS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
VAILIMA LETTERS

The Biographies
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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