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The New Arabian Nights
     

The New Arabian Nights

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
 

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Stevenson published this collection of his early fiction in 1882, after the pieces had appeared in various magazines. The first half features two popular detective-story cycles, The Suicide Club and The Rajah’s Diamonds, which deal with a macabre secret society and the intrigues and escapades involving exotic jewels. The second half brings together unrelated

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Stevenson published this collection of his early fiction in 1882, after the pieces had appeared in various magazines. The first half features two popular detective-story cycles, The Suicide Club and The Rajah’s Diamonds, which deal with a macabre secret society and the intrigues and escapades involving exotic jewels. The second half brings together unrelated pieces, including the seminal ‘The Pavilion on the Links’ – described by Conan Doyle as the first short story in the world – which is set in a cottage surrounded by quicksand and tells the story of two old friends who become rivals for the affection of a woman.

An eclectic, entertaining compilation, New Arabian Nights represented a milestone in Stevenson’s creative development and confirmed his reputation as one of the finest storytellers in the English language.

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"From my very childhood Robert Louis Stevenson was an incarnation of happiness for me." - Jorge Luis Borges

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781539472131
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/12/2016
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Edinburgh in 1850, to strict Calvinist parents, Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. His ill health meant that he spent the latter part of his life voyaging the world, in an attempt to find a climate that suited his health, and this contributed to the exoticism of much of his work. He finally settled in Samoa, and died in 1899. Revered during his lifetime, and often harshly underrated since his death, Robert Louis Stevenson is today recognized as one of the the great writers of the nineteenth century, having influenced authors such as Graham Greene, Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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New Arabian Nights 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stevenson has some great stories here. There's more to him than Mr. Hyde and Long John Silver. Some of the stories are dated, true, but they are mostly interesting and all well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories of an incognito prince's attempts to defeat a secret society- the suicide club.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some great stories in here. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although not RLS' best work, this deserves a read, especially if you are a fan of his body of work.
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