The Short Stories and Novellas of R.L. Stevenson (Complete Collection) - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, New Arabian Nights, The Body-Snatcher, Island Nights' Entertainments, and others

The Short Stories and Novellas of R L Stevenson Complete Collection The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde New Arabian Nights The Body Snatcher Island Nights Entertainments and others Scottish novelist poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was a writer of power and originality who penned such classics as Treasure Island Kidnapped and The Weir of Hermiston The edit

  • Title: The Short Stories and Novellas of R.L. Stevenson (Complete Collection) - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, New Arabian Nights, The Body-Snatcher, Island Nights' Entertainments, and others
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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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 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, as well as ghost sScottish 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 The 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 Stephenson s wide range and enduring appeal.

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    1. Robert Louis Stevenson

      Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature He was 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 Western canon.

    601 thoughts on “The Short Stories and Novellas of R.L. Stevenson (Complete Collection) - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, New Arabian Nights, The Body-Snatcher, Island Nights' Entertainments, and others”

    1. Hmmmm. Creepier than I expected. Certainly it's no surprise that the author of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" has a dark imagination. (That novella is also in this collection, but I didn't reread it this time.) The first story, "A Lodging for the Night," is about the struggle for survival among the thieves and beggars in medieval Paris (1456), and in particular the resourceful efforts of struggling poet Francis Villon to find a warm room to curl up in on a bitterly freezing night. [...]


    2. Una edición magnifica. Alguna pega en algunas expresiones del traductor que me suenan demasiado modernas, pero eso es normal en una actualización como esta. Un trabajo monumental que se disfruta mucho. Lo más interesante: leer a Stevenson desde el principio te permite ver el nacimiento de un narrador. Es como ver florecer a una supernova.


    3. THE ISLE OF VOICESThe Isle of Voices or a bad dream.Keola is married with Lehua, daughter of Kalamake (a sorcerer) . This short novel is set in some Pacific Ocean ’s island. The bad dream starts with the first spell of Kalamake: leaves become shining dollars, so Keola plans to stop working and share Kalamake’s riches.The sorcerer disagrees and with the second spell abandons Keola in the ocean. Keola is rescued by a ship and left in an island called the Isle of Voices. In the Isle of Voices, [...]


    4. Over all I found the stories interesting and very parabolic. They were filled with life lessons and understandings that transition well into today's world. My biggest issue was trying to read something from an older perspective as quickly as I could, and the short stories allowed me to put the book down and dread picking it up again. I was really interested in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Being a sci-fi fan it was not at all what I was expecting visually or literally. More of a tale of man's inner s [...]


    5. رحلة جديدة مع روبرت لويس ستتيفنسون صاحب جزيرة الكنز، ود. جيكل ومستر هايد، وألف ليلة وليلة الجديدةالكتاب عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص لستيفنسون من مكتبة الأسرة عام ٢٠١٤ .المميز في أسلوب ستيفنسون السهولة في السرد، لا تتطلب مجهود ذهني عالي في استنباط المعاني المقصودة، ومع ذلك يستط [...]


    6. I read this collection of stories so long ago, that I was too young to understand some of what I read. (Too young for Stevenson!) A Lodging for the Night makes a lot less sense when you've never heard of François Villon. But I persevered and read it to tatters. Now that I'm all growed up and properly educated and stuff, I know that there are short story writers greater than RLS, but my affection persists. The first one through the door gets the best seat.


    7. There are 8 rather long short stories in this collection from Robert Louis Stevenson. The last is actually 3 related storiesin one. The first, of course, is "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"; andit differs some from the famous movie, actually more suspenseful. There are very weird circumstances in all these stories, andmost involve violence and murder in strange ways. This isnot what I generally like to read, but the writing is so good,I liked them all.



    8. Certainly quite a bit of variety to be found here. Unfortunately there are a few rather sappy endings (and describing one in a chapter heading as a deus ex machina doesn't really seem to help matters much).The whole New Arabian Nights business was I thought basically a whole lot of hoopla about nothing. But "A Lodging for the Night" was interesting (with its rather up-in-the-air ending). "Providence and the Guitar" was one of the best things here, with its joyous, optimistic mood. The "Maletroit [...]


    9. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ a reread. After being so saturated with all the adaptations it's inspired, was surprised at the parts and aspects I didn't remember at all, and how it's much more complex and morally ambiguous than has translated into mass consciousness. I do enjoy some of the adaptations, but the original in this case remains the most sophisticated and wonderful.The Pavilion on the Links ~ finished May 25, '08. Engrossing and enjoyable read.A Lodging for the Night ~ [...]


    10. Well, I haven't gotten to the RLS website yet to read more of the stories that are in this book, so am basing my rating on those stories that I've read. I read The Body Snatcher, and a few others. All very good. RLS could really keep the reader engrossed - adventure writing at its best. Will update my review and rating when I'm able to read more.


    11. Just picked this back up a week ago or so--it had been on my shelf for a long time and I had only read a handful of the stories previously. Short stories and novellas aren't for everyone, but if they're for you read Stevenson. His prose style is very dense and superbly evocative, and the stories are highly compelling. Once you're 5 pages in, just try not reading to the end!


    12. Stevenson es un escritor ideal para niños y adolescentes, por mucho que quieran decir lo contrario. Porque sus cuentos, centrados en la acción, además de ser fáciles de leer plantean preguntas (educan) al lector.


    13. Each story the right size for breaks in filming, easy to pick up and not the sort of material that wears on you. I don't know why I keep reading Robert Louis Stevenson because inevitably at the end I decide that it was mediocre and a waste, I guess I'm an idiot for plot.


    14. These stories were alright, but overall not terribly imperative. The suicide club story is intriguing and creative, but most other things were just kind of nice. Enjoyable, but I don't think I would tell anyone "you have to read this!"




    15. The editor of this book calls RLS's style "high-falutin." I disagree he reads like gold. I'm surprised actually, considering how old he is.



    16. What a journeye collection is great. I would suggest reading the bios at the end of the book first. They shed some light on the style and subjects of the authors.




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