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Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • Balladsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) is most famous for his novels Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde . His book of ballads draws on the traditional stories of his native Scotland as well as on the fantastical places of his imagination. Stevenson was a great traveler, living out the last years of his life in the Pacific.... more...

  • Treasure Islandby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Robert Louis Stevenson was a great traveler, who spent his last years in the Pacific, far from his native Scotland. His novel Treasure Island is a seafaring adventure story filled with treasure, treachery, pirates, ships and islands. It was originally published as a serial in the children's magazine Young Folks. Stevenson's novel greatly influenced... more...

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

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is Robert Louis Stevenson's thriller allegory of a medical experiment gone wrong and dual personalities, one the essence of good, the other the essence of evil, fighting for supremacy in one man. Filled with suspense the book has had such an impact in popular culture that the expression "Jekyll and... more...

  • Essays in the Art of Writingby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 6.95

    There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys. In a... more...

  • New Arabian Nightsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Considered by many to contain pioneering works of English writing, Robert Louis Stevenson's New Arabian Nights collects together his short stories that were originally published in periodicals between 1877 and 1880. Holding some of Stevenson's first works of fiction to be published, some of these stories are thought by critics to be his best. more...

  • Essays of Robert Louis Stevensonby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 4.99

    G. K. Chesterton said of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." This collection of Stevenson's essays includes: On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places. An Apology for Idlers. Aes Triplex. Talk and Talkers. A Gossip on Romance. The Character... more...

  • Kidnappedby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Originally written as a boys' adventure novel, Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped has received praise from a range of writers, including Henry James and Jorge Luis Borges. Set around events in eighteenth century Scotland, such as the "Appin Murder" that happened in the wake of the Jacobite Rising, it skillfully and sympathetically... more...

  • The Master of Ballantraeby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale is one of Stevenson's darker, more political novels. Two brothers are brought into conflict by the Jacobite rising of 1745, which tears their family apart. more...

  • Weir of Hermistonby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Although considered by many to be Robert Louis Stevenson's greatest work of literature, Weir of Hermiston was left unfinished by its author's untimely death in 1894. Archie Weir is estranged from his father, a harsh criminal court judge with no time for Archie's Romantic sensibilities. Sent to live as laird of a family property in Hermiston,... more...

  • In the South Seasby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...