The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson: With a Selection of the Best Short Novels

The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson: With a Selection of the Best Short Novels

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Ian Bell
     
 
Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a writer of power and originality, who penned such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Weir of Hermiston. The editor has collected in convenient form Stevenson's short fiction, including the complete New Arabian Nights and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as ghost

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Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a writer of power and originality, who penned such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Weir of Hermiston. The editor has collected in convenient form Stevenson's short fiction, including the complete New Arabian Nights and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as ghost stories, medieval romances, farces, horror stories, and the South Sea tales. This volume amply illustrates his wide range and enduring appeal.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Paper
[A] valuable addition to the shelf of books that last.
Library Journal
Released in 1969, this collection neatly gathers the full canon of Stevenson's short stories along with some short novels including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. All that plus a scholarly introduction make it a bargain at this price.
Booknews
The introduction (by Ian Bell) quotes the great 20th-century prose master Jorge Luis Borges: "I like hourglasses, maps, eighteenth- century typography, the roots of words, the taste of coffee and the prose of Stevenson." These volumes contain all that there is of Stevenson's short fiction (including "The Enchantress"--reprinted for the first time in 1990 after having disappeared for 70 years) in a clean, clear typeface and handsome cloth bindings. Originally published in Great Britain in 1993. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805032031
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
Centenary
Pages:
2

Meet the Author

Charles Neider is a noted literary critic, editor, and novelist. His many books as editor include Washington Irving’s George Washington: A Biography, The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain, The Great West: A Treasury of Firsthand Accountsand The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Mark Twain. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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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