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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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

    A nameless Scottish soldier is recovering from his wounds in a Spanish hospital. He takes a temporary residence with a local family. Felipe and Olalla are two siblings living with their mother, with whom the soldier develops a casual friendship. After being absent for a while, Olalla returns to the house and the Scotsman immediately falls in love with her. He wants to take her away and show her the world but the family is hiding a dark secret. Why did the family accept to take in the soldier? What is the dark secret they are hiding? What will happen to the Scotsman? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s short gothic story 'Olalla' from 1885. B. J. Harrison started his...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    David Balfour is a young Scottish man whose parents have recently died. The seventeen-year-old orphan decides that the time has come for him to seek his fortune. Right before Balfour departs for Edinburgh, he meets with his guardian Mr Campbell. Campbell tells the young boy that he has a wealthy uncle living in Cramond. How did David’s parents die? Will the young boy go to Cramond to meet his wealthy relatives? What will Balfour learn about his father and how will he react? Discover all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novel 'Kidnapped' from 1886. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Ballantrae and Henry are two brothers and Scottish noblemen, whose family is torn apart during the Jacobite rising of 1745. Ballantrae is an unscrupulous and bold man, who joins the fights to restore the Stuarts to the English throne. His brother, an honest and good-natured man, stays as a supporter of King George. Just when everyone thinks that Ballantrae has been killed, he returns to find out the terrible truth about his younger brother. Why did Henry choose to stay with King George instead of supporting his brother and country in the Jacobite fight? How will Ballantrae react when he finds out? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel 'The Master of Ballantrae' from...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Jim Hawkins is a young boy who lives at his parents' inn, near Bristol. After Billy Bones, an old sea captain, mysteriously dies at the inn, Hawkins unlocks his sea chest and finds a treasure map. The mysterious treasure map arouses Jim's curiosity and sparks a wild and adventurous treasure hunt. Before long, Jim has gathered a crew of untrustworthy pirates and sails off to Treasure Island. Long John Silver with his missing leg and his parrot is part of the voyage. How did captain Billy Bones die? Was he murdered? Where did he get the treasure map from? Will Jim Hawkins and his crew reach Treasure Island? What is John Silver's role in this story? Find all the answers in Robert Louis...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

    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