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Tales of Adventure: Treasure Island; The Black Arrow; The House of Eld; The Song of the Morrow; The Treasure of Franchard; Will O' the Mill
     

Tales of Adventure: Treasure Island; The Black Arrow; The House of Eld; The Song of the Morrow; The Treasure of Franchard; Will O' the Mill

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Francis Russell Hart (Editor)
 

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This collection includes Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, "The Treasure of Franchard," "Will o'the Mill," "The Sire de Malétroit' Door," "The House of Eld," and "The Song of the Morrow." Stevenson is one of the world' great storytellers. From the gripping opening of Treasure Island, to the unforgettable portrait of Richard III in The

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This collection includes Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, "The Treasure of Franchard," "Will o'the Mill," "The Sire de Malétroit' Door," "The House of Eld," and "The Song of the Morrow." Stevenson is one of the world' great storytellers. From the gripping opening of Treasure Island, to the unforgettable portrait of Richard III in The Black Arrow, his gift for driving narrative and marvelously paced prose holds the attention of the reader from beginning to end. This volume is designed to showcase the full range of Stevenson' talents as a writer of adventure. Included are not only some of his most famous works but also lesser known gems from The New Arabian Nights and Fables. Edited by Francis Russell Hart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862416874
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
924
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born and educated in Edinburgh. He was a sickly child, and most of his adult years were to be spent traveling in search of a climate which would do least damage to his lungs. He began his writing career with essays, short stories, and travel writing, most notably Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879). He went to California to marry in 1880. The journey nearly killed him, but he wrote of his experiences in Across the Plains (1892), The Amateur Emigrant (1895), and The Silverado Squatters (1883). He is, perhaps, best remembered for his first novel Treasure Island (1883), and his early reputation was made with this and other examples of adventure fiction, not least Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which appeared as a paperback thriller in 1886.

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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