The Bottle Imp

The Bottle Imp

by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson

Keawe buys a magic bottle that grants its owner all wishes, but its enchantment is such that he must sell it before he dies or he will be condemned to eternity in hell. "The combination of the supernatural and the very human struggle with greed and envy makes for a moving story." -- Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494423414
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2013
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are "Treasure Island", "Kidnapped", and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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The Bottle Imp 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... by anyone. A true classic.
killerjello More than 1 year ago
Great story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite stories! Read it when I was 15 and I'm still in love with it! The message of this story is its best feature. 100% recommend!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey would you ever sacrifice your life for the one you love? Would you ever pay $50 for a bottled imp to get a house? Would you pay $50 to distroy your life? Well if you do, you might want to read this story before you do! This story will tell you the bad things that it can do! This story is about a Hawaiian man named Keawe that wanted to buy a house for $50 but instead he got a bottled imp. So he got the bottled imp instead and he wished for money to buy a house, but little did he know that he would have to kill someone to get the money. So he sells the bottle to a person, and falls in love with a 'wounderful' woman named Kokua. They get married and Keawe gets really ill and gose off to find the bottle again. I am an 8th grader and I don't like reading at all but this story is the best!