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  • 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

    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

    The era of Classic Radio gave listeners one of the best adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a man divided produced in Australia- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The man behind Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was George Edwards and was just the right person to bring this dynamic tale of split personality to life. Well known as "The Man with a Thousand Voices," Edwards could not only could mimic multiple voices. He would carry on complete conversations between characters he was playing. Many scenes in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with multiple characters are all voiced by George Edwards. Stevenson's story, Edwards' performance and production, and the intense pacing of each episode make Dr....read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Books often suffer when over taken by the notoriety of the adaptations which they inspire. This was never truer than of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Yet in his novella Robert Louis Stevenson cleverly takes a primal human fantasy, in this case that of freeing oneself from all moral responsibility with impunity and explores the possibility of separating human nature into the diabolical and the virtuous. Stevenson’s work stands as a work of philosophy, and indeed its narrative characteristics are slight with the final letter of confession from Jekyll providing us with much of the stories dark heart. The tragedy of Dr Jekyll emerges in the truth...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Wer kennt nicht Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins und die berüchtigte Schatzinsel? Jo-ho-ho, und ne Buddel, Buddel Rum! Eine Gruppe von Abenteurern - unter ihnen zahlreiche Piraten - machen sich auf, den Schatz des berüchtigten Käptn Flint zu finden. Doch schon auf der Reise geschehen viele ominöse Dinge... Stevensons Klassiker der Jugendliteratur gehört zu den wohl beliebtesten Abenteuerromanen. Ungekürzt gelesen und mit pdf-Datei, die die Kapitel...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Occasionally an author appears who, in a short career, emblazons a legacy so bright and so distinct, as well as popular that it is difficult to believe it is the output of only one man. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was such a talent.Stevenson was born on 13th November 1850 in Edinburgh. Despite a late start to reading and writing he was a voracious story-teller, regularly performing yarns for all those around him. His health though was poorly, he suffered lifelong bronchial problems and was incapacitated by this and other ailments throughout his life.In Grez, France in September 1876 he met the American, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. She was married with children but distress and anger...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer most known for his classic works, Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson's literary importance and influence have persisted over the years. In 2018, he was ranked as the 26th-most-translated writer in the world. The Body Snatcher (1884) - The characters in this story were based on criminals in the employ of real-life surgeon Robert Knox (1791-1862) around the time of the notorious 'Burke and Hare' murders of 1828, which were a series of 16 killings committed over a period of about 10 months in Edinburgh, Scotland. William Burke and William Hare sold the...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

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Seasonal Prayers is an audio recording of selected powerful prayers from the Bible, great Saints, sacred texts, and prophets who used these prayers for hundreds of years to invoke and strengthen their faith and relationship with God. Each prayer is followed by piano music based on original compositions of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Prayers include: Family Prayer, Praying for Hope and Comfort, Prayer for Trust in Jesus, Searching for God, Salutation to Life, Psalm 111, Prayer of Gratitude, The Door of Love, Prayer for Peace, The Irish Blessing, Prayer for the Coming Year. Authors include: Robert Louis Stevenson, George Dawson, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Anselm, Mozarabic Christians, Kalidasa,...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 2. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft and AM Burrage. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, The Thing on the Doorstep by HP Lovecraft and Waxworks by AM Burrage. These stories are read for you by many readers including Ghizela Rowe, David Healy and Richard...read more

  • Jerome K. Jerome

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 8. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jerome K Jerome and Edgar Allan Poe. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are A Ghost Story by Mark Twain, Ollah by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Doctor's Story by Jerome K Jerome and Murders In The Rue Morgue By Edgar Allan Poe. These stories are read for you by many readers including Hubert Gregg and Stuart...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

    Als der ein wenig steif, trocken und dennoch irgendwie liebenswürdig wirkende Anwalt Utterson das Testament seines alten Freundes Dr. Jekyll sorgfältig prüft, kommt ihm ein fürchterlicher Verdacht... Was verband seinen Mandanten, den angesehenen, respektablen Arzt mit dem diabolischen Edward Hyde? Welche Bewandtnis hat es mit dem schweren Spazierstock, mit dem der einflussreiche Sir Danvers Carew erschlagen wurde? Kein Zweifel: Diesen Stock hatte der Anwalt vor Jahren seinem Freunde geschenkt! So beginnt Stevensons Horror-Story von dem merkwürdigen Fall des Dr. Jekyll und seinem teuflischen alter ego Edward Hyde - eine Erzählung, die uns in die düsteren, nächtlichen Straßen des...read more

  • Bram Stoker

    Golden Deer Classics presents a edition of three Gothic tales for the price of one: The Monster Collection Vol 1 Included - Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named John Gabriel Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyd - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Mary Shelley...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of 'buccaneers and buried gold'. Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is also noted as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality unusual for children's literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. 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. Artist Bio Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    This is a SoundCraft Audiobooks production - enhanced with music and sound effects - of Treasure Island, the first (and most successful) of Robert Louis Stevenson's many works of long-form fiction which would forever stamp into the public consciousness the names of Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney and, of course, the infamous buccaneer Long John Silver. An unmatched tale of adventure, greed and heart-pounding suspense, 'Treasure Island' follows young Jim as he encounters one piratical character after another, eventually embarking on a search for buried treasure that will take him halfway round the world as he and his companions hunt for the elusive pile of gold secreted away by the infamous...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

  • William Shakespeare

    December - The 12th month and closing month in the Gregorian calendar. Winter is upon the land and the poets including such as Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Shakespeare and Stevenson reflect their views and thoughts Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; December - An Introduction; Ode Written On The First Of December By Robert Southey; A Calendar Of Sonnets - December By Helen Hunt Jackson; A December Day By Robert Fuller Murray; A Wife In London (December 1899) By Thomas Hardy; Come Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment 3) By Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Snow-Bound (The Sun That Brief December Day) By John Greenleaf Whittier; How Like A Winter Hath my...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

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Kevin McNally. 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