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  • Treasure Islandby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 4.95

    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... more...

  • Treasure Islandby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 6.00

    Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!" It was Long John Silver's parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run . . .'But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape... more...

  • South Sea Talesby Robert Louis Stevenson; Roslyn Jolly

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    The literary world was shocked when in 1889, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently on the Pacific island of Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most... more...

  • The Black Arrowby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    A fierce war rages between two bitter rivals: on one side the House of Lancaster; on the other the House of York. The prize is the crown of England. Richard Shelton, a young Englishman seeking to avenge his father, becomes involved in the band of the Black Arrow and is drawn into the events of the War of the Roses. more...

  • The Master of Ballantraeby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, in the exotic French indies, and in the North American wilderness, the story has as its hero one of the most compelling yet horrifying studies of evil in nineteenth century fiction - James Durie, Master of Ballantrae. The Master is about his ineffective influence - on his younger, less attractive... more...

  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenneby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Stevenson was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, but instead of practicing law Stevenson he himself to writing travel sketches, essays, and short stories for magazines. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne , his popular description of a 12-day trek with a recalcitrant donkey, Modestine, in the Cevennes Montains of France was published in 1879. more...

  • Catrionaby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.95

    Catriona , first published in 1893, is the sequel to Kidnapped! and continues the adventures of David Balfour and his friend Alan Breck. Balfour returns to the city in order to defend Breck against false charges in the Appin murder. In so doing, he becomes a pawn in a game between feuding Scottish clans; he also sets eyes on a young woman whose... more...

  • Familiar Studies of Men and Booksby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...

  • Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hydeby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    Dr. Jekyll is a brilliant physician and a compassionate philanthropist with a long list of charity patients and a passion for progressive medicine, spending long hours in his laboratory, experimenting. When the father of his fiancee accuses the saintly doctor of being afraid of temptation, Dr. Jekyll becomes obsessed. He begins experimenting with... more...

  • Kidnappedby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 3.25

    When Stevenson finished Kidnapped in the spring of 1886, he sold it first as a serial to Young Folks magazine. The magazine first published the story on May 1, 1886 and the novel was published in book form in July 1886. Kidnapped follows the travels of the young David Balfour in the year 1751. His mother and father now both dead, he leaves... more...