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He wrote stories of chance and peril, pirates, and buried gold. He told tales of good and evil, of men struggling with the darkest parts of their souls. Acclaimed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was a master whose works offer compelling insight into our hearts and minds. His novels should be studied and treasured.Featuring the full texts of Treasure Island, Prince Otto, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, and David Balfour, this Canterbury Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson also includes an introduction by a renowned Stevenson scholar that illuminates his meanings and intentions.
The most infamous of horror stories--a disturbing examination of man's capacity for evilOne pitch-black London morning, a ghoulish little man tramples a young girl and continues heedlessly on his way. Caught by a passerby and returned to the scene of the crime, the man is forced to pay £100 in restitution. He produces ten pounds in gold and a check for the remainder. Curiously, the check bears the signature of the well-regarded Dr. Henry Jekyll. Even stranger, Dr. Jekyll's will names this same awful and mysterious little man, Mr. Hyde, as the sole beneficiary. Troubled by the coincidence, Dr. Jekyll's attorney visits his client. What he uncovers is a tale so strange and terrifying it has seeped into the very fabric of our consciousness.An immediate success upon its publication in 1886 and a cultural touchstone to this day, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most disturbing stories ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A London doctor discovers a drug which can split a person's personality and physical appearance into two distinct parts, good and evil.
Lawyer Gabriel Utterson has heard of an ambiguous, solitary, and violent man called Edward Hyde who is said to have trampled a young girl in the streets of London. Utterson becomes concerned when a friend of his, Dr. Henry Jekyll, makes a will declaring that in the event of his death or disappearance, Hyde should inherit all his property. When Hyde is seen murdering a respected political figure, Jekyll becomes increasingly reclusive, which leads Utterson to suspect that there is more than a casual connection between his friend and this brutal monster of a man.
'He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change-he seemed to swell-his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter...'Troubled by the strange behaviour of his friend, Dr Jekyll, a young London lawyer decides to investigate. But the truth, as he discovers that Jekyll and the brutal Edward Hyde are one and the same is more terrible than he could possibly have anticipated...
A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson was first released in 1886. The story of a virtuous Dr. Jekyll who mistakenly creates an alter ego of unadulterated evil serves as an examination of the duality of human nature and the battle between good and evil. Full of mystery and fright, this story has remained popular for more than a century and has been adapted countless times -- over 132 in film alone. An instant success and popular with students of morality, this thrilling tale is now available as part of the "Word Cloud Classics" series, making it a chic and affordable addition to any library.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series. 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. Today Stevenson's novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. These original pieces are written with British spellings but not always the traditional British punctuation. This collection also includes some of the author's grimmest short fiction: "Lodging for the Night," "The Suicide Club," "Thrawn Janet," (written in Scottish dialect) "The Body Snatcher," and "Markheim." Included are a timeline of the author's life, a brief history of his life, an in-depth analysis and recap of the title story, discussion questions, further readings, and more. Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Body Snatcher, Olalla, A Chapter on Dreams (abridged), and Diagnosing Jekyll: The Scientific Context to Dr Jekyll's Experiment and Mr Hyde's Embodiment
Dr. Jekyll is a kind and respected man. His friends cannot understand his companionship with the wicked, mysterious Mr. Hyde, who seems to have come from nowhere and yet has a terrible hold on the doctor. Even as Hyde commits crimes that shock all of London, no one can guess how -- or why -- the two men are so close. Only at the very end of this gripping tale is the incredible truth revealed. Adapted by Mitsu Yamamoto.
A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, was first released in 1886. The story of a virtuous Dr. Jekyll who mistakenly creates an alter ego of unadulterated evil serves as an examination of the duality of human nature and the battle between good and evil. Full of mystery and fright, this story has remained popular for more than a century and has been adapted countless times-over 132 in film alone. An instant success and popular with students of morality, this thrilling tale is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, making it a chic and affordable addition to every library.Lexile score: 990L
After Jim Hawkins finds the map to a mysterious treasure, he sets sail in search of the fortune. Little does he realize he's boarded a pirate ship, and that surprises and danger await him, including a meeting with the unforgettable Long John Silver.
Classic tale of the sea, a hunt for buried treasure, pirates and adventures. Features Long John Silver, one of Stevenson's most enduring characters.
When Jim Hawkins uncovers the key to a pirate's treasure map he sets out on a quest to find the buried treasure with the help of pirate captain Long John Silver. Artist Tim Hamilton brings the pirates and villains to life in this graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic. .
When Jim Hawkins uncovers the key to a pirate's treasure map he sets out on a quest to find the buried treasure with the help of pirate captain Long John Silver. Artist Tim Hamilton brings the pirates and villains to life in this graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic.
Perhaps the most iconic pirate story of all time, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881. The book follows young Jim Hawkins who finds himself in possession of a treasure map and embarks on a journey to unearth the pirate booty. His adventure takes him through the turbulent waters of morality, and his subsequent coming of age has captivated generations of readers. Rousing and full of adventure, Stevenson's Treasure Island is a classic to be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, it makes a chic and affordable addition to any library.Lexile score: 980L
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. 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. 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.
Treasure Island: Since its publication in 1883, generations have enjoyed this captivating tale of young Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, the pirate rogue. This adventure of all adventures embodies the search for romance and excitement for which every heart yearns.
Unrivaled in literature, Stevenson's Treasure Island is among the most delightful adventure romances of all time. From young Jim Hawkins' first encounter with an old buccaneer and his treasure map to the final daring skirmish with the treacherous pirate Long John Silver, this classic work enchants and fuels the imagination with beautiful illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Perhaps the greatest of all adventure stories for boys and girls, Treasure Island began, a brave boy who finds himself among pirates, and of the sinister pirate-cook Long John Silver holds children as entranced today as it did a century ago. It has appeared with illustrations by many leading artists, but none so apt as Peake's--first published in 1949 and out of print until now.
One of the most enduringly popular adventure tales, Treasure Island began in 1881 as a serialized adventure entitled "The Sea-Cook" in the periodical Young Folks. Completed during a stay at Davos, Switzerland, where Stevenson had gone for his health, it was published in 1883 in the form we know today.<P> Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola, the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle.<P> Rich in atmosphere and character, Treasure Island continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.
The story of Jim, a curious lad who finds a map, joins a cruise, thinks for himself, and saves the day.
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