The New Arabian Nights

The New Arabian Nights

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story

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New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story tradition.

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850-December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it. He was also greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the canon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000737545
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
676,574
File size:
996 KB

Meet the Author


Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850 and died in 1894. He studied at Edinburgh University and then went on to become a novelist, poet and travel writer. RLS wrote prolifically and among his most well known works are The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Treasure Island. Darren Shan is the pen name of Darren O' Shaughnessey, as well as the main character of his bestselling series The Saga of Darren Shan. This series is also known as the Cirque du Freak series. Darren is currently writing his next series of books called the Demonata series.

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 12 months 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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