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  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    'Странная История доктора Джекиля и мистера Хайда' - повесть шотландского писателя Роберта Стивенсона, которая увидела свет в 1886 году в Лондоне. Повествование ведется от третьего лица, представляемое через стороннего наблюдателя нотариуса Аттерсона. В Лондоне происходят странные события — некий демонический человек по имени Эдвард Хайд, внушающий необъяснимое отвращение...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Издание содержит роман 'Похищенный' шотландского писателя Роберта Луиса Стивенсона. Похищенный, или Приключения Дэвида Бэлфура, в которых рассказывается о том, как он был похищен и попал в кораблекрушение, как томился на необитаемом острове и скитался в диких горах, как судьба свела его с Аланом Бреком Стюартом и другими ярыми шотландскими якобитами, а также обо всем, что он...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    Æs Triplex is a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson: The changes wrought by death are in themselves so sharp and final, and so terrible and melancholy in their consequences, that the thing stands alone in man's experience, and has no parallel upon earth. It outdoes all other accidents because it is the last of them. Sometimes it leaps suddenly upon its victims, like a Thug; sometimes it lays a regular siege and creeps upon their citadel during a score of...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    'The strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. 'Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde' gilt als klassischer Schauerroman und kritische Studie der Doppelmoral des Viktorianischen Zeitalters. Die Erzählung über die dunkle Seite der menschlichen Psyche gehört seit Generationen im Fach Englisch zur Schullektüre, wurde über hundert Mal verfilmt und als Theaterstück sowie Musical aufgeführt. Der englische Schauspieler Michael Lindley gestaltet die Geschichte spannend und...read more

  • 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

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    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...read more

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson that depicts the story of two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a...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 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...read more

  • Lloyd Osbourne

    The Wrong Box is a black comedy novel co-written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, first published in 1889. The story is about two elderly brothers Masterman and Joseph Finsbury, who are the last two surviving members of a tontine, an investment scheme set up many years before, in which the last member stands to receive a fortune. Masterman, who hasn't talked to his despised brother in many years, summons Joseph to his 'deathbed,' intending to kill him so that Michael, his medical student grandson, can get the...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

  • Joseph Conrad

    Water. H2O. Adams Ale. An essential for life. Without it life is impossible. Was it always that way? In this volume of stories water becomes the landscape and narrative, a character more deadly and perhaps more aware of its power than us mere mortals. We are beguiled by its sight. Whether softly breaking waves on a sandy beach or a thunderous storm engulfing the cliff face. But also in other forms; as lakes and lagoons. Water is everywhere and where there is water is the shadow of...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

    Will von der Mühle ist eine allegorische Kurzgeschichte des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson, die 1887 in der Sammlung Die tollen Männer und andere Geschichten bei Chatto & Windus erschien. Die Liebe des Naturphilosophen Will zu der Pfarrerstochter Marjory (in einigen Übersetzungen: Margreet) ist unglücklich. Die Mühle, in der der kleine Will mit seinen Pflegeeltern in einem Hochlandtal lebt, ist nur über einen holprigen, gefährlichen Gebirgspfad erreichbar. Will hat Fragen an den Müller: Wohin geht der Fluss? Was treiben die Menschen unten in der Ebene?... Der Junge vermutet, 'das wirkliche Leben' spiele sich dort unten ab. Die Zeit vergeht. Nachdem die Mühle...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

    'Walking Tours' written by Robert Louis Stevenson: It must not be imagined that a walking tour, as some would have us fancy, is merely a better or worse way of seeing the country. There are many ways of seeing landscape quite as good; and none more vivid, in spite of canting dilettantes, than from a railway train. But landscape on a walking tour is quite...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

    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

    Two of the greatest novels of the 19th Century are collected together in this double-feature by master storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson! First, the swashbuckling epic tale of high-seas adventure 'Treasure Island.' When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map to the legendary pirate Captain Flint's buried treasure, he embarks on an ocean voyage to retrieve it with the help of Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey and the mischievous sea-cook Long John Silver. When the shipmates on board their vessel are revealed to be pirates themselves, it is up to Jim to rescue the day and take down the conspirators...headed up by Silver himself! Then, the legendary gothic tale of mayhem and murder, 'The Strange...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