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  • Walter Scott

    Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It's proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland. The track list is; The TWA Corbies - Ballad; Sir Patrick Spens - Ballad; Get Up And Bar The Door - Anonymous; The TWA Books - Alan Ramsay; from A Hymn On The Seasons - James Thomson; Hymn On Solitude - James Thomson; Johnnie Cope - Adam Skirving; from O Tell Me How To Woo Thee - Robert Graham of Gartmore; from Auld Reikie - Robert Fergusson; A Red Red Rose - Robert Burns; Tam O' Shanter - Robert Burns;...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Brought to you by Penguin. Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped is at once a rollicking adventure story and an earnest political allegory. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and historical notes by Donald McFarlan, and a foreword by Alasdair Gray. Orphaned and penniless, David Balfour sets out to find his last living relative, miserly and reclusive Uncle Ebenezer. But Ebenezer is far from welcoming, and David narrowly escapes being murdered before he is kidnapped and imprisoned on a ship bound for the Carolinas. When the ship is wrecked, David, along with the fiery rebel Alan Breck, makes his way back across the treacherous Highland terrain on a quest for...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

    A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson It is 1751, and seventeen-year-old David Balfour is all alone in the world. Recently orphaned, he receives a letter instructing him to seek out his sole remaining relative at the House of Shaws. But on meeting his uncle Ebenezer, David soon realises that he is a shifty, miserly man with designs on his inheritance. After an attempt on David's life fails, Ebenezer tricks him into boarding the brig Covenant, where he is knocked unconscious, kidnapped and taken to sea. His fate seems sealed – he is to be transported to a plantation in the Carolinas and sold into slavery. But...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    David Balfour has never had an adventure, never sailed the high sea, nor fought in a battle - that changes after the death of his parents. Now he must collect his inheritance from his father's younger brother, and assume his station as man of wealth and standing, but that is not as simple as it sounds. He must first survive and outwit his treacherous uncle to gain what is rightfully...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    After finding a treasure map belonging to the notorious pirate Captain Flint, Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, and Doctor Livesey charter a ship and set sail for the Island of Treasure. However, they are unaware that most of the crew they have hired once sailed with Flint, including the man with one leg — Long John Silver — and they mean to take the ship and the treasure for themselves. One of the all-time great adventure stories, TREASURE ISLAND comes to life in digital stereo, a full cast, thousands of sound effects, and an original music...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of 'buccaneers and buried gold.' Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an 'X,' schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. It was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola,...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde von Robert Louis Stevenson gelesen von Richard Heinrich Übersetzung aus dem Englischen von Marguerite Grete Rambach Inhaltsbeschreibung: London im Jahr 1880. Dr. Henry Jekyll ist ein beliebter Arzt und Wissenschaftler. Aber in letzter Zeit verhält er sich merkwürdig. Seine beiden Freunde, der Anwalt Gabriel Utterson und der Arzt Dr. Hastie Lanyon vermuten einen Zusammenhang mit dem plötzlichen Auftauchen des zwielichtigen Edward Hyde, der besonders nachts in London sein Unwesen treibt. Eher zufällig kommt der angesehene Anwalt Utterson diesem Mr. Hyde auf die Schliche und ist umso überraschter, als er herausfindet, dass dieser...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it's a rightful place for one of Scotland's finest novelists and here, poets. Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, The States, Samoa and the South Seas. Of course he is widely feted for his classics Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Treasure Island and poetry volumes such as A Child's Garden Of Verses. This volume is eclectic and encompassing and is brought to your ears by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe. The poems are; Robert Louis Stevenson - An Introduction; To; Home No More Home To Me; Where Go The Boats; Foreign Lands;...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Enjoy two seafaring adventures by a beloved classic adventure writer in Kidnapped and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the early masters of the action and adventure genre. His books were adventurous and smart, and written to entice audiences into indulging in high-seas fantasies. Both titles in this collection focus on young men sent on difficult journeys aboard ships as they search for things amid a cast of quirky, dangerous characters. Kidnapped – This book’s narrator is David, a 17-year-old orphan who is set into the world to make a place for himself. He winds up living with his uncle at a family estate, but soon learns that he is the...read more

  • Egerton Castle

    Assembled and edited by Julian Hawthorne and first published in 1909, the Modern English volume of The Lock and Key Library features sixteen classic mystery and detective stories by such luminaries as Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Wilkie Collins. Detective stories existed for centuries before the concept of the detective itself—amateur or professional— was fully formulated, and tales of mystery and intrigue have been thrilling readers since ancient times. The Lock and Key Library is the classic overview of the history of the mystery genre, at once a rousing listen for fans of the unsolved and unknown as well as an essential literary resource for...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Keawe ist ein durchaus glücklicher Mensch, aber ein bisschen mehr Glück wäre natürlich auch nicht schlecht. Also schlägt er zu, als ihm eine besondere Flasche angeboten wird - eine Flasche, die sämtliche Wünsche erfüllt. Doch natürlich hat diese Flasche ihren Preis, und dieser Preis ist verdammt hoch, wie sich herausstellt. Stevensons Geschichte ist wunderbar einfach erzählt und spannend bis zum...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear, star of Penny Dreadful. Kinnear is also known for his portrayal of Bill Tanner in Spectre and for his role in The Imitation Game. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Robert Mighall. Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde, the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer, and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    El mal, el misterio, el amor, el mar, el viaje, las aventuras... todos los grandes temas de Robert Louis Stevenson se reúnen en esta edición de sus Cuentos completos de la colección Grandes Clásicos de Literatura Random House. «Hay muchas razones por las que no debería contarles mi historia. Tal vez por eso mismo vaya a hacerlo.» Se reúnen en este volumen, por primera vez en castellano, todos los relatos del gran Stevenson, un escritor que ha encantado a sucesivas generaciones de lectores desde finales del siglo XIX hasta nuestros días. Estos cuentos conforman uno de los universos literarios más ricos y mágicos de la literatura universal. Aquí nos encontramos con...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Short Stories Of Robert Louis Stevenson. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it's a rightful place for one of Scotland's finest novelists. Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Seltsame Dinge gehen vor im Leben des Dr. Jekyll - so zumindest scheint es dessen Freund, dem Anwalt Utterson. Eine undurchsichtige, gefährliche Person namens Mr. Hyde scheint sich in dessen Leben zu drängen. Widerwillig beginnt Utterson Nachforschungen - und findet sich bald inmitten einer unfassbaren Kriminalgeschichte... Robert Louis Stevensons Novelle über einen geachteten Arzt und sein kriminelles alter ego gehört zu den wohl berühmtesten Erzählungen aller...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne

    The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and a Quartette is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. Three beggars operate in the port of Papeete on Tahiti. They are Herrick, a failed English businessman; Davis, an American sea captain disgraced by the loss of his last ship; and Huish, a dishonest Cockney of various employments. One day they see THE opportunity to steal a ship and its cargo, but being trapped into an insurance scam, their hopes prove to be in vain. They end up on an island where they try to plunder Attwater, a devout Christian, who has been harvesting pearls there for many years with the help of native workers. Attwater proves to be ruthlessly violent while...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A Collection of Short Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson including The Yellow Paint, The Suicide Club and...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Was hat es mit der krummen Janet nur auf sich? Alle Bewohner des Dorfes schwören, sie sei vom Teufel besessen. Allerdings: Pastor Soulis ist ein unerschrockener Mann. Und so nimmt er sie als Haushälterin in seinen Dienst... Klassische Schauergeschichte, die seit jeher als eines der Meisterwerke des Genres...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Man weiß nicht viel vom alten Fettes - außer dass er ein trinkfester Schotte mit medizinischem Wissen ist, der nicht viel spricht. Eines Tages jedoch gibt es einen medizinischen Notfall. Als Fettes den Namen des Notarztes hört, wird er leichenblass: McFarlane! Etwa der McFarlane, mit dem Fettes damals Leichname für den Anatomiekurs auf nächtlichen Friedhöfen ausgegraben hatte? Eine wunderbar klassische Gruselgeschichte für Fans des...read more