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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...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

    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

    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...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

    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

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    Strap yourself into this science fiction classic! Explore the mysteries that this audiobook has to offer, and jump into the...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Penguin presents the abridged audiobook edition of Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Robbie Coltrane. When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for...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

    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

    The literary world was shocked when in 1890, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently in Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most ironic and critical treatments of imperialism in nineteenth-century fiction. In stories such as 'The Beach of Falesa', 'The Bottle Imp', and 'The Isle of Voices' Stevenson shows himself to be virtuoso of narrative styles. This is the first collection to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume and in it Stevenson emerges as a witness to the...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. At its heart is an enigma: what is the strange connection between the apparently unrelated Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr Edward Hyde? A battle between good and evil is played out in Victorian London, and its origins are stranger than anyone could imagine. Duration: 1 hour 30 mins...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . ....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Not Yet my Soul by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 19, 2013. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The following poem comes from his collection entitled Underwoods, first published in...read more