Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.
Robert Louis Stevenson: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers Series)by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson was the soul of adventure, and his tales of derring-do in exotic lands rich with history and intrigue have enthralled countless readers. This literary omnibus gathers all of his thrilling non-collaborative novels - Treasure Island, Prince Otto, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, David Balfour - into a single volume.
Stevenson was a master storyteller, and his best works are energetic blends of romance and realism that still speak to the complexities of our world.
Robert Louis Stevenson: Seven Novels is part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.
Meet the Author
- 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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I was really looking forward to this volume, but, once again, Barnes and Noble's wanton disregard for the condition of the book after it leaves their warehouse has let me down. Apparently their idea of "packing" is to throw the book into a three-sizes-too-large box with a single solitary air pillow for cushioning. Needless to say, the book arrived with a bent corner and noticeable scuffs on the edges. The book itself is pretty cheap, but not inexpensive. That is to say, considering the "workmanship," it should be priced more in the $9.99 range. The leather quality is decent, but the binding and the way the leather is wrapped around the corners are pretty shoddily done. Also, a couple of pages are wrinkled and folded in an odd way; it sort of looks as if someone hit them with some stream, scrunched them up a bit and then closed the book. Sometimes you don't get what you pay for.