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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped - written three years after Stevensons blockbuster hit Treasure Island - tells the story of David Balfour, a young Scot kidnapped by brigands during the Jacobite Rebellion who teams with master swordsman Alan Breck Stewart to cross battle-torn Scotland and claim his rightful inheritance. Kidnapped was well received and sold well during Stevensons lifetime. There have been about 21 movie and TV versions of the book made, most notably by Disney. A masterpiece.Henry James. One of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today.School Library...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Robert Louis Stevenson is part of the rich tradition of Scottish literature and as well as classics such as Treasure Island he also wrote the dark, disturbing and schziophrenic Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde. It is thrilling in its horror and beautifully positions the dual nature of man as each side attempts to control the...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Librivox volunteers bring you 14 readings of My Shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson's famous poem concerns a child's shadow, and it's antics. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 7th, 2014. Summary by Sweet...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 readings of Autumn Fires, from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic A Child's Garden of Verses. This was the weekly poetry project for October 18-24,...read more

  • Robert-Louis Stevenson

    In this exciting sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, David Balfour's story continues as he becomes further caught up in the political conspiracy of the "Appin Murder Case." ** Please contact member services for additional...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The year is 1745, and Prince Charlie of the defeated royal house of Stuart, has just returned to Scottish soil. A weighty choice faces every Scottish man. Should he stitch a white cockade to his hat and join the fight to restore James, Prince Charlie's father to the British throne? Or should he stay at home and back George II, the reigning King. One Lowland family, the Duries of Durisdeer and Ballantrae, believe they've found a clever way to sidestep the decision. With the toss of a coin, a choice is made that will haunt their lives forever. Critics consider this to be Stevenson's greatest work. For, though there is plenty of adventure, (including midnight duels, pirates and smugglers),...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates' gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates' gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Vagabond by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 22, 2012. The Vagabond appeared in Stevenson's Songs of Travel and Other Verses, which was published after his death. It expresses the love of travel and adventure he always nurtured. Near the end of his life Stevenson emigrated to Samoa and became very involved in local politics, severely criticising the European officials he encountered. He was buried close to his new home, in the land he had come to love. (Summary by Lucy...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates' gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 22nd,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poems for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The collection first appeared in 1885 under the title Penny Whistles, but has been reprinted many times, often in illustrated versions. It contains about 65 poems - some quite short - including the cherished classics "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing." (Summary by Wikipedia and Sweet...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    In a fog-wreathed London, the respected Dr Jekyll's experiments on the dual nature of man unleash a brute that feels no moral restraint or remorse. Although excited by this freedom, Jekyll discovers that he is unable to control the power of his vicious alter ego and is faced with shameful discovery or ignominious death. Haunting and thrilling, this atmospheric fable is one of the world's greatest short stories. It is twinned here with Markheim, an earlier tale of second selves, conscience and the struggle between good and...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    First published in 1878, The Suicide Club is a collection of three gruesome adventure stories which combine into a single narrative, recounting the exploits of Floritzel, Prince of Bohemia and his trusty confidante Colonel Geraldine as they infiltrate a secret society of dubious individuals intent on losing their own lives. The stories are: Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts - The Prince and the Colonel are out incognito in London, when they meet a strange young man giving free cream tarts to all he meets. He introduces them to the Suicide Club, a horrific society whose members gamble with their own lives each night. Our heroes succeed in disbanding the club and its president is...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    After hearing Mr. Enfield's account of a distressing event involving Edward Hyde, the heir of his friend, Henry Jekyll, John Utterson is convinced that Jekyll's relationship with Hyde is built on something sinister. Utterson's concern for his friend is not unfounded but the reasons aren't quite what he, at first,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Both a cracking tale of horror and a deeply audacious account of the human psyche, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has continued to thrill and fascinate since it was first published in 1886. Dr Jekyll wants to rid his soul of evil, and in doing so creates the monstrous alter ego Mr Hyde. As time goes on he slides increasingly into this other side of his personality until it finally takes over, with disastrous consequences. As the determined Mr Utterson races to uncover the secret of the good Dr Jekyll's sinister new companion, the cosy Victorian world of wealth and comfort is discovered to be under...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour is kidnapped and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A few days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with Alan Breck, a roguish Scotsman, and the two of them journey together in a thrilling escape to freedom across the wild Scottish Highlands. "A masterpiece."-Henry...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A favorite boys' adventure story, Treasure Island is also a kind of education novel involving Jim Hawkins's passage into the dangerous world of mature responsibilities. It is also noted for its action, memorable characters, and sustained atmosphere of menace. "Treasure Island is a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas."-G. K....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Dr. Jekyll's studies of transcendental medicine lead him to a fascinating discovery. He develops a magic potion that can split his dual nature into two separate identities- one good and one evil. As the evil Hyde, Jekyll is able to live out his wicked fantasies without shame or remorse. His experiments soon turn into a nightmare when Jekyll no longer has control over the...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Kidnapped by his scheming and wicked uncle, teenager David Balfour is forced to sail the high seas on the ship the Covenant. With the help of an unlikely friend, a Scotsman who is rebelling against English rule, David escapes. However, together they still face more danger before David can regain his stolen inheritance from his...read more