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Across the Plains, with Other Memories and Essays

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The celebrated Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson arranged for his friend the art historian Sidney Colvin to select and organise the essays in this volume, many of which had originally appeared in 1888, though some date back to the early 1880s. <P> <P> It was published in 1892, two years before Stevenson's untimely death. Colvin obtained many of the pieces from their original publishers, including magazines such as Fraser's, Longman's, The Magazine of Art and Scribner's. What is particularly noteworthy about this collection is that although Stevenson had settled in the South Seas well before it appeared, all the items included were written prior to his journey there. Colvin mentions that the concluding pieces in particular were written during a period of considerable gloom and sickness for Stevenson, who himself claimed to 'recover peace of body and mind' after moving to the Pacific in 1890.

The Beach of Falesa

by Robert Louis Stevenson

"White men die very suddenly in Falesá."Originally censored by its British publisher, The Beach at Falesá 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.

The Black Arrow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Black Arrow", by Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson is a historical adventure set during the Wars of the Roses.

The Body Snatcher

by Robert Louis Stevenson Otto Penzler

An uncanny thriller from the acclaimed author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Medical school students Fettes and Macfarlane are charged with the unenviable task of receiving and paying for the institution's research cadavers. When Fettes recognizes the dead body of a woman he saw alive and well just the day before, he suspects murder. Macfarlane, however, insists that the authorities would never believe they had nothing to do with her death. Reluctantly, Fettes agrees to keep quiet, but soon regrets his decision when another familiar corpse turns up--and takes on a life of its own. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Renowned as the author of such popular adventure stories as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote gripping tales of terror and the supernatural. Stevenson's considerable gifts as a teller of tales shine brightly in this choice collection of three of his best short stories. 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.

Bright Star

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A U.S. Space Shuttle has crashed into the ocean. On board is the latest weapons technology. At risk is the fate of the world.

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Generations of children have gone "up in a swing, up in the air so blue" and to "The Land of Counterpane" with these timeless verses by a beloved author. <P> <P> Master storyteller and poet Robert Louis Stevenson evokes the delights, fears, and wonders of childhood in a memorable series of images and rhymes. In simple, expressive language, the poet ponders the mysteries of home and the wider world -- the nightly dreams of "The Land of Nod," the curious rustle of "Auntie's Skirts," and encounters with the changing tide "At the Sea-side. " This keepsake edition features 100 enchanting pen-and-ink drawings by noted artist Charles Robinson. The playful exuberance of Robinson's Art Nouveau-style images provides a perfect complement to this enduring classic.

Classic Ghost Stories by Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, Charles Dickens and Others

by Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens Robert Louis Stevenson John Grafton M. R. James J. S. Lefanu Mrs Henry Wood Amelia B. Edwards Fitz-James O'Brien Henry Ames

Assembled from the works of the finest masters of the genre, these compelling narratives promise to raise gooseflesh and accelerate pulses with their supernatural scenarios.<P><P> Featured stories include J. S. LeFanu's "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street," with a mysterious old mansion as the focal point; Mary E. Wilkins' "The Lost Ghost," in which a strange child's disturbing presence instills fear and foreboding in all those she encounters; Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Body-Snatchers"; "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost," by Wilkie Collins; and other gripping works by Charles Dickens, Henry James, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, Amelia B. Edwards, Fitz-James O'Brien, and M. R. James.<P> Rich in detail and ghoulish incidents, this modestly priced collection will thrill readers who appreciate tales of terror as well as devotees of well-crafted literature.

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Robert Louis Stevenson Barry Menikoff

The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson's short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete selection of Stevenson's brilliant stories, including the famed masterpiece Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as "The Beach of Falesá" and Stevenson's previously uncollected stories. Arthur Conan Doyle has written that "[Stevenson's] short stories are certain to retain their position in English literature. His serious rivals are few indeed."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 Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Robert Louis Stevenson Barry Menikoff

The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson's short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete selection of Stevenson's brilliant stories, including the famed masterpiece Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as "The Beach of Falesá" and Stevenson's previously uncollected stories. Arthur Conan Doyle has written that "[Stevenson's] short stories are certain to retain their position in English literature. His serious rivals are few indeed."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.

El diablo de la botella

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Luego de una vida de aventuras, durante la que se hizo famoso por sus narraciones fantásticas que estremecían a los lectores, Robert Louis se instaló en una isla de Samoa para cuidar su salud. Y como no dejaba de imaginar nuevos relatos, los isleños lo llamaron Tusitala, que significa "el contador de historias", título que para ellos tiene aún más poder que el del mismo rey. La popularidad de Robert L. Stevenson se basa en los emocionantes argumentos de sus relatos, plenos de acción, fantasía y aventura. Es también un maestro de la narración breve, del elaborado suspenso, de la circunstancia sorprendente, de la distancia y la precisión, de la que El Diablo en la Botella constituye una acabada muestra.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

by Robert Louis Stevenson Richard Le Gallienne Samuel Pepys

The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary provides an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and naval, church, and cultural affairs, as well as a quotidian journal of daily life in London during the Restoration.In 1825, when Pepys's memoirs were first published, Francis Jeffrey of The Edinburgh Review declared, "We can scarcely say that we wish it a page shorter... it is very entertaining thus to be transported into the very heart of a time so long gone by; and to be admitted into the domestic intimacy, as well as the public councils of a man of great activity and circulation in the reign of Charles II." Edited and abridged by literary critic and author Richard Le Gallienne, this edition features an Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Vocabulary is a critical part of studying for the SATs. Memorizing words that are written on flashcards can be difficult because they are not put in the context of a sentence. Kaplan's SAT Score-Raising Classics make learning SAT vocabulary words easier and more enjoyable for students. Classic novels that are taught throughout high school can now be read while learning vocabulary words that frequently appear on the SAT exam.Designed for easy use, these books feature the actual text on one side of the page, with the word definitions on the opposite side. In addition, the vocabulary words are in easy-to-spot bold typeface throughout.Each Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic features:* The complete text of the classic novel* Hundreds of vocabulary words tested on the SAT exam* Definitions for each highlighted work on the facing page* A pronunciation guide* An index for easy reference* A teachers' guide that includes instructional suggestions, in-class activities, and homework assignments posted on our web site: kaptest.comKaplan's SAT Score-Raising Classics series give readers get an invaluable learning tool and an enjoyable reading experience.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Abridged and Adapted)

by Robert Louis Stevenson T. Ernesto Bethancourt

Young reader's abridged version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale of a divided soul.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll, a "large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty," occasionally feels he is battling between the good and evil within himself, thus leading to the struggle between his dual personalities of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has spent a great part of his life trying to repress evil urges that were not fitting for a man of his stature. He creates a potion in an attempt to mask this hidden evil within his personality. However, in doing so, Jekyll is transformed into the smaller, younger, cruel, remorseless, evil Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll has many friends and has a friendly personality, but as Mr. Hyde, he becomes mysterious and violent.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson Janani

This book is a condensed Tamil translation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s English novel “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”. The story, full of suspense and mystery, is about the fate of a Doctor-Scientist with a split personality.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Adapted Version)

by Robert Louis Stevenson Kate Mcmullan

Dr. Jekyll has a double life, but then things spin out of control. Can Jekyll control his dark side, or will his dark side control him?

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

by Robert Louis Stevenson

First published in 1879, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is among the most vivid of Robert Louis Stevenson's writings. His passion for Auld Reekie never clouded his wry wit, and his enthusiasm for the picturesque detail and the savory anecdote will delight readers today as much as they scandalized his contemporaries. Perhaps best known as the author of Treasure Island and other children's literature, Robert Louis Stevenson was a prolific novelist, playwright, essayist, and travel writer.

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