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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Von seinem Cousin Mr. Utterson erfährt Mr. Enfield zuerst von dem zwielichtigen Mr. Hyde, der durch sein besonders brutales Verhalten auffällt und auf alle, die ihm begegnen, einen gemeinen und bösartigen Eindruck macht. Als Mr. Enfield erfährt, dass dieser Hyde offenbar ein Bekannter von seinem Freund Dr. Jekyll ist, ist er sehr besorgt. Hat dieser Hyde etwas gegen Jekyll in der Hand? Wird Jekyll von ihm erpresst? Als Mr. Hyde auf offener Straße einen brutalen Mord begeht und daraufhin untertaucht, scheint sich zunächst alles zum Guten zu wenden. Doch nach einiger Zeit wird Dr. Jekylls Verhalten immer seltsamer und es wird klar, dass Mr. Hyde zurück ist. (Zusammenfassung von...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Wrecker (1892) is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in collaboration with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. The story is a 'sprawling, episodic adventure story, a comedy of brash manners and something of a detective mystery'. It revolves around the abandoned wreck of the Flying Scud at Midway Island. Clues in a stamp collection are used to track down the missing crew and solve the mystery. It is only in the last chapter that different story elements become linked. - Summary by...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    As the summer days wind down, LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of A Summer's Afternoon by Benjamin King. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 29th,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of My Comforter by anonymous. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 25,...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

    Young Jim Hawkins lives a quiet life as the son of an innkeeper. This all changes when an ancient sailor takes up lodging at the inn. Jim is both horrified and fascinated by the captain's bloody stories. But when the old man dies without paying his bill, Jim must search the sailor's one possession, a large sea chest, for payment. In doing so, he unknowingly pockets an old map from the chest. But Jim is not the only one interested in the sea chest, and he has to flee when a group of cutthroats shows up to ransack the few possessions of the old sailor. The family doctor recognizes the map as the key to a fortune, which commences a Caribbean treasure hunt. With the pirates only steps...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A treasure map is found in old sailor's sea chest who once served under the pirate Captain Flint. Following the former pirate's death, young Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesey, Squire Trelawney, and Captain Smollett set to sail aboard the Hispaniola to find Treasure Island off the coast of South America. One of the world's most enduring adventure stories of pirates sailing to exotic islands, singing Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Read in Russian,...read more

  • Robert-Louis Stevenson

    Perhaps the greatest of all adventure stories for boys and girls, Treasure Island began, a brave boy who finds himself among pirates, and of the sinister pirate-cook Long John Silver holds children as entranced today as it did a century ago. It has appeared with illustrations by many leading artists, but none so apt as Peake's--first published in 1949 and out of print until...read more

  • Robert-Louis Stevenson

    This is the exciting and colorful tale of Jim Hawkins' search for buried treasure. When Jim sets sail on the Hispaniola with Long John Silver and his crew, he begins a dangerous adventure in the race for priceless treasure. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...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

    Treasure Island must be the most enthralling adventure book ever written. As we listen to the voice of Jim Hawkins telling his extraordinary tale, and later that of his companion Dr Livesey, we are plunged into a world of pirates, buried treasure, mutiny and deceit. We meet Billy Bones, Blind Pew, Black Dog and, of course, the charming buccaneer Long John Silver. The action and adventure never falter, and the spell of this enduring story is sustained until the very last...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 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

    This masterfully written story of buried treasure, piracy, and swashbuckling on the high seas is an unforgettable adventure, filled with excitement for all ages. It begins in merry ol' England and entwines its way with intrigue and adventure to an exciting climax on an exotic tropical...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    This masterfully written story of buried treasure, piracy, and swashbuckling on the high seas is an unforgettable adventure, filled with excitement for all ages. It begins in merry ol' England and entwines its way with intrigue and adventure to an exciting climax on an exotic tropical...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The classic story, told in the first person by Jim Hawkins, whose mother kept the Admiral Benbow Inn, and who shared in the adventures from start to finish. An old sea dog comes to this peaceful inn one day, apparently intending to finish his life there. He hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors, but despite all precautions, he is hunted out and served with the black spot that means death. Jim and his mother barely escape death when Blind Pew, Black Dog, and other pirates descend on the inn in search of the sea dog's papers. Jim snatches up a packet of papers to square the sailor's debt, when they were forced to retreat from the inn. The packet contains a map showing the location...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The narrator of this timeless adventure story is the lad, Jim Hawkins, whose mother keeps the Admiral Benbow, an inn on the west coast of England in the 18th century. An old buccaneer takes up residence at the inn. He has in his sea chest a map to the hiding place of Captain Flint''s treasure. A gang of cutthroats are determined to get his treasure map, and - led by the sinister, blind pirate, Pew - descend on the inn. But Jim Hawkins outwits them, grabs the map, and delivers it to Squire Trelawney. The Squire and his friend Dr. Livessy set off for Treasure Island in the schooner Hispaniola, taking Jim with them. Some of the crew are the squire''s faithful servants, but the...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    When young Jim Hawkins unexpectedly inherits a treasure map, he little knows what adventures await him. Pursued by pirates, betrayed by friends and beset by skulduggery, Jim must brave high seas before he reaches the shores of Treasure...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A new edition of this exciting tale of pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure. Young Jim Hawkins, thanks to a pirate map that has come into his possession, is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named Long John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire...read more