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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    In 1887, Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, left England and sailed for the United States. A year later, they moved on again, steaming from San Francisco to the blue waters and lush islands of the South Pacific. As he soaked up the exotic landscapes, Robert Louis Stevenson was fascinated by the mystery and lore of the islands. Seeking to capture the quality of the folk-tales he heard, Stevenson crafted short stories, filling them with the masterful suspense that has mesmerized readers for over one hundred years. In addition to The Bottle Imp, this collection also includes Markheim, Ollala, and Thrawn Janet. Each chilling story takes on added power through Alexander Spencer's...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Body-Snatchers is a "crawler" in Stevenson's words, a tale of an avenging ghost and two medical students assigned to procure a corpse for an anatomy class. Includes: The Isle of Voices and The Waif...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck... Kidnapped is a captivating novel set around Scottish events of the 18th century, most notably the 'Appin Murder', the case of a highlander who was wrongly implicated in the shooting of a government...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The 15th-century Wars of the Roses serve as backdrop for this swashbuckling historical novel from the author of Kidnapped (RB# 79030) and Treasure Island (RB# 88530). In a time of shifting loyalties and trecherous alliances, young Dick Shelton is betrayed by his brutal guardian. Intent on rescuing the woman he loves, Dick joins forces with a mysterious fellowship intent on dispensing their own brand of justice. Through one trap after another, each choice Dick makes begins to have dire consequences -not only for himself, but for the fate of...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Robert Louis Stevenson's brilliant story is a chilling mystery exploring the complexity of human nature, the combination of good and evil in everyone. Dr. Henry Jekyll is good man, a hardworking scientist who is causing his friends great worry about his relationship with Edward Hyde, a violent, disagreeable man, who is in constant trouble. An innocent man is murdered, and Mr. Hyde is the only suspect. How is Mr.Jekyll intimately involved in this death? How this mystery unravels has held fans spellbound for more than 150 years. Table of Contents Chapter 01. Story of the Door Chapter 02. Search for Mr. Hyde Chapter 03. Dr. Jekyll was Quite at Ease Chapter 04. The Carew Murder...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Six outstanding tales of suspense and adventure by the master storyteller. * Markheim * The Bottle Imp * The Body Snatcher * The Suicide Club - Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts * The Suicide Club – The Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk * The Suicide Club – The Adventure of the Hansom...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Spirited, romantic, and full of danger, Kidnapped is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic of high adventure. Beloved by generations, it is the saga of David Balfour, a young heir whose greedy uncle connives to do him out of his inherited fortune and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery. But honor, loyalty, and courage are rewarded; the orphan and castaway survives kidnapping and shipwreck, is rescued by a daredevil of a rogue, and makes a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild highlands of Scotland. Acclaimed by Henry James as Robert Louis Stevenson's best novel, Kidnapped achieves what Stevenson called, "the particular crown and triumph of the artist...not simply to convince,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    “Extreme busyness…is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.” What comforting words for the idle among us! Like many of the best essayists, Stevenson is very much the genial fireside companion: opinionated, but never malicious; a marvellous practitioner of the inclusive monologue. In this collection of nine pieces he discusses the art of appreciating unattractive scenery, traces the complex social life of dogs, and meditates in several essays upon the experience of reading literature and writing it. Perhaps his most personal passages concern death and mortality. Here we meet him at his most...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and is one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and is one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When Frank Casillis, an eccentric independently wealthy vagabond, finds himself near an old friend's pavilion on a remote part of the Scottish coast, he discovers some mysterious nocturnal goings-on. The house is being visited under cover of darkness ... strange figures land on the coast ... and then he is himself the victim of a savage knife attack. Robert Louis Stevenson is the master of the action adventure. The Pavilion on the Links is a classic of the genre - a secret plot, a mysterious and beautiful girl, a villain, mortal danger ... all in a wild and windswept setting....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A dark night, a graveyard and the suspicion of murder... The Body Snatcher is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks's trademark of carefully chosen...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When the villainous Mr. Hyde embarks on a series of heinous crimes in London, he proves elusive to the authorities. What is more puzzling is the peculiar last will and testament drawn up by the mild mannered and amiable scientist, Dr. Jekyll, leaving everything he owns to the disreputable Mr. Hyde in the case of his own death or disappearance. As Robert Louis Stevenson's tale unfolds from his masterly pen, the listener is drawn into the mystery and waits with bated breath for the denouement....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    There is a man that haunts the streets by night. His visage provokes involuntary torrents of hatred. His voice is huskily whispered, and his deformity lies within. This audiobook collection contains some of the finest short fiction from the great Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, The Bottle Imp, Markheim, Olalla, and The Body Snatcher. These files have been remastered since their initial advent through The Classic Tales Podcast, making this a perfect choice for the classic horror...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When I am grown to man's estate. I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys. Not to meddle with my toys. Thus reads the whimsical, Looking Forward, of this delightful collection. From the sweetness of Land of Nod, to the imaginative dreams of Pirate Story and Travels, Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its simplicity and joy. Originally published in 1885, A Child's Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is just one of over 300 radio series and serials produced by George Edwards over the course of his twenty year career in radio. Telling Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a man divided, this fifteen minute serial debuted in 1943, running for 52 episodes, and was produced by Edwards, a well-known Australian radio personality. The man behind other Australian series, such as Afloat with Henry Morgan and Adventures of Marco Polo lent not only his production skills to Jekyll and Hyde, but shared his amazing vocal talents as well. Edward' skill to do multiple voices in a single episode definitely fit the needs of Dr. Jekyll and Mr....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and is one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A series of mysterious and increasingly alarming crimes are taking place across London. People are being injured, even murdered without mercy and without reason. And yet, the perpetrator cannot be found. The crimes happen overnight, but in the morning the murderer is gone "like breath upon a mirror". Mr Utterson (a lawyer), Dr Lanyon and Dr Jekyll each bring their insights to this sinister conundrum. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is brought to life with a cast of voices in this dramatic reading. Only 10 chapters long, tradition says that Stevenson wrote the novella in less than a week, yet the central idea of the duality of human nature continues to...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    B. J. Harrison of The Classic Tales Podcast infallibly reads Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Hear the timeless characters of Billy Bones, Captain Smollett, Ben Gunn, and the duplicitous Long John Silver as you've never heard them before. Find out where so much of our pirate lore comes from - here are the one legged man with the parrot on his shoulder, the pirate's curse, and the treasure map where "X" marks the spot. After outsmarting a band of bloody-minded buccaneers, young Jim Hawkins succeeds in obtaining their treasure map. This map catapults him into a whirlwind of adventure, to a far off place known as Treasure Island, where the legendary Captain Flint buried his treasure,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (1885) is a collection of linked short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Vandegrift. Three gentlemen of little means and no occupation meet in the Bohemian Cigar Divan, a tobacco shop with couches to sit and smoke. They read of a reward offered for information as to the whereabouts of a man with big moustaches and a sealskin coat. They agree among themselves that they will separate and search for the man so as to claim the reward. The stories that follow concern their adventures. They meet again in the cigar divan in an epilogue to their travels. (Summary by Don W....read more