New Release Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson is the author of Treasure Island (2022), Essays (2021), Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers (2021), The Treasure of Franchard (2021) and other 396 books.

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Treasure Island

release date: May 02, 2022
Treasure Island
The plot is set in the mid-18th century, where an old sailor named Billy Bones starts to lodge at the rural Admiral Benbow Inn on England''s Bristol Channel. He tells the innkeeper''s son, Jim Hawkins, to keep a lookout for "a one-legged seafaring man". A former shipmate named Black Dog confronts Bones and they get into a fight, causing Black Dog to flee. A blind beggar named Pew then visits the inn, delivering a summons to Bones called "the black spot". Shortly thereafter, Bones suffers a stroke and dies. Pew and his accomplices attack the inn, but are routed by excise officers, and Pew is trampled to death. Jim and his mother escape with a mysterious packet from Bones'' sea chest, which is found to contain a map of an island on which the infamous pirate Captain Flint hid his treasure. Jim shows the map to the local physician Dr. Livesey and the squire John Trelawney, and they decide to make an expedition to the island, with Jim serving as a cabin boy. They set sail on Trelawney''s schooner, the Hispaniola, under Captain Smollett and Jim forms a strong bond with the ship''s one-legged cook, Long John Silver. The crew suffers tragedy when first mate Mr. Arrow, a drunkard, is washed overboard during a storm. While hidden in an apple-barrel, Jim overhears a conversation among the Hispaniola''s crew which reveals that many of them are pirates who had served on Captain Flint''s ship, the Walrus, with Silver leading them. They plan to mutiny after the salvage of the treasure, and to murder the captain and the few remaining loyal crew...

Essays

release date: Nov 07, 2021
Essays
Welcome to the Essays collection. A special selection of the nonfiction prose from influential and noteworthy authors. This book brings some of best essays of Robert Louis Stevenson, across a wide range of subjects, including literature, art, travel and many more topics. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson''s critical reputation has fluctuated since his death, though today his works are held in general acclaim. In 2018 he was ranked, just behind Charles Dickens, as the 26th-most-translated author in the world. Many of his most relevant works were published by Tacet Books. The book contains the following texts: - Introduction by Edmund Gosse - Walking Tours - An Apology for Idlers - On Some Technical Elements of Style in Literature - The Morality of the Profession of Letters - Morality - On The Enjoyment Of Unpleasant Places - Letter To A Young Gentleman Who Proposes To Embrace The Career Of Art - Pulvis Et Umbra - A Chapter On Dreams - The Character of Dogs

Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers

release date: Apr 26, 2021
Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers
"Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Treasure of Franchard

release date: Apr 11, 2021
The Treasure of Franchard
"The Treasure of Franchard" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Old Pacific Capital

release date: Apr 11, 2021
The Old Pacific Capital
"The Old Pacific Capital" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wrong Box

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Wrong Box
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 brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. The book was the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with Osbourne, who was his stepson.

A Child's Garden of Verses

release date: Jan 01, 2021
A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child''s Garden of Verses is an 1885 volume of 64 poems for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It has been reprinted many times, often in illustrated versions, and is considered to be one of the most influential children’s works of the 19th century.

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
One pitch-black London morning, a ghoulish little man tramples a young girl and continues heedlessly on his way. Caught by a passerby and returned to the scene of the crime, the man is forced to pay £100 in restitution. He produces ten pounds in gold and a check for the remainder. Curiously, the check bears the signature of the well-regarded Dr. Henry Jekyll. Even stranger, Dr. Jekyll’s will names this same awful and mysterious little man, Mr. Hyde, as the sole beneficiary. Troubled by the coincidence, Dr. Jekyll’s attorney visits his client. What he uncovers is a tale so strange and terrifying it has seeped into the very fabric of our consciousness. An immediate success upon its publication in 1886 and a cultural touchstone to this day, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most disturbing stories ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson, who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality" where, within the same body, there exists more than one distinct personality. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) 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. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

release date: Dec 02, 2015
Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson was born at Edinburgh on the 13 November 1850. His father, Thomas, and his grandfather, Robert, were both distinguished light-house engineers; and the maternal grandfather, Balfour, was a Professor of Moral Philosophy, who lived to be ninety years old. There was, therefore, a combination of Lux et Veritas in the blood of young Louis Stevenson, which in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde took the form of a luminous portrayal of a great moral idea. In the language of Pope, Stevenson''s life was a long disease. Even as a child, his weak lungs caused great anxiety to all the family except himself; but although Death loves a shining mark, it took over forty years of continuous practice for the grim archer to send the black arrow home. It is perhaps fortunate for English literature that his health was no better; for the boy craved an active life, and would doubtless have become an engineer. He made a brave attempt to pursue this calling, but it was soon evident that his constitution made it impossible. After desultory schooling, and an immense amount of general reading, he entered the University of Edinburgh, and then tried the study of law. Although the thought of this profession became more and more repugnant, and finally intolerable, he passed his final examinations satisfactorily. This was in 1875. He had already begun a series of excursions to the south of France and other places, in search of a climate more favorable to his incipient malady; and every return to Edinburgh proved more and more conclusively that he could not live in Scotch mists. He had made the acquaintance of a number of literary men, and he was consumed with a burning ambition to become a writer. Like Ibsen''s Master-Builder, there was a troll in his blood, which drew him away to the continent on inland voyages with a canoe and lonely tramps with a donkey; these gave him material for books full of brilliant pictures, shrewd observations, and irrepressible humour. He contributed various articles to magazines, which were immediately recognised by critics like Leslie Stephen as bearing the unmistakable mark of literary genius; but they attracted almost no attention from the general reading public, and their author had only the consciousness of good work for his reward. In 1880 he was married.Ê

The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23

release date: Aug 13, 2020
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23
Reproduction of the original: The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5

release date: Aug 13, 2020
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5
Reproduction of the original: The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Waif Woman

release date: Mar 16, 2020
The Waif Woman
"The Waif Woman" by Robert Louis Stevenson was a short story that didn''t see the light of day until two decades after Stevenson''s death. The author is famed for his stories of adventure and supernatural events, however, this story was suppressed by request of the writer. Written as a magical fairytale or myth, Stevenson weaves an atmosphere in his signature style. Thus, it is fortunate that this story was found and published before it could fade into obscurity forever.

The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson

release date: Mar 16, 2020
The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson
"The Pocket R.L.S.: Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated Edition

release date: May 02, 2021
A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated Edition
"Here is a classic, illustrated edition of one of the best loved poetry collections in the world. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 pictures by the most distinguished children''s book artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this edition of A Child''s Garden of Verses contains all the poems that appeared in the original book, published over 100 years ago.This is a volume to be cherished for a lifetime: by parents and by grandparents who grew up with the poems and, most of all, by children who are being introduced to this extraordinary collection for the first time."

Ballads

release date: May 01, 2021
Ballads
This book has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work and hence the text is clear and readable.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

release date: Feb 13, 2019
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes
Temperament and poor health motivated Robert Louis Stevenson to travel widely throughout his short life, and before he was celebrated as the author of Treasure Island, A Child''s Garden of Verses, and other immortal works, he was known for his travelogues. This collection presents some of his finest writing in that vein, starting with "An Inland Voyage." This 1878 chronicle of a canoe journey through Belgium and France charmingly captures the European villages and townspeople of a bygone era. Other selections include "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes," a humorous account of a mountain trek, and "Forest Notes," a meditation on nature based on visits to the Forest of Fontainebleau near Paris and adjacent artists'' colonies. These early writings offer captivating insights into Stevenson''s bohemian nature and the wanderlust that sent him from his native Scotland to journeys around the world.

Kidnapped (Annotated)

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Kidnapped (Annotated)
Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751: how he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart...

The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

release date: Nov 20, 2018
The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson
The Best Short Works of One of English Literature’s Most Masterful Storytellers Collected in a Single Volume Known mostly for his seminal full-length works, such as the famous classics Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterful short fiction is often overshadowed. Now these pioneering works in the English short story tradition are presented here, collected in a single volume. Including the beloved novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which G. K. Chesterton called “a double triumph,” and “The Merry Men,” as well as stories like “The Suicide Club” and “The Rajah’s Diamond” from the acclaimed 1882 collection New Arabian Nights, The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson immerses you in Stevenson’s extraordinary worlds—thrilling tales of pure adventure and suspense, glorious evocations of the beauty of the Scottish countryside, and characters painted with the same vigor and energy as his most well-known creations. Showcasing his brilliant and lucid prose, his dramatic skill, and his perfect sense of pace that made him a celebrity during his time and a landmark author in the history of English literature, Stevenson’s enduring stories continue to capture the imagination of the contemporary reader and rightly belong to popular mythology today.

The Story of a Lie

release date: Feb 25, 2021
The Story of a Lie
Complete and unabridged paperback edition.

Fables

release date: Jan 02, 2021
Fables
Scholars believe and agree that this work is very important and may be kept, copied, and made available to the public. To ensure a high-quality reading experience, this work has been reviewed and republished, and its format uses an easy-to-read font that seamlessly blends the original graphic elements with the text.Thank you for your support of the preservation process and for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and important.

Kidnaped

release date: Dec 07, 2020
Kidnaped
Kidnapped is the story of David Balfour, a daring and proud boy, who finds himself involved in a double series of adventures: those produced by his own personal situation - an orphan whose inheritance has been usurped - and those derived from his encounter with Alan Breck, who immerse you in the sociopolitical background of the aftermath of the 18th century English civil war. All this narrated in Stevenson''s clean and musical prose.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories

release date: Jul 27, 2017
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories
Why has the mild mannered Dr Jekyll suddenly begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? And why are they never seen together? When Jekyll’s old friend Utterson tries to solve these mysteries he uncovers a horrific story of suffering and brutality that eventually leads to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde’s true identity. Accompanied here by three other memorable stories of horror, murder and the supernatural, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic literature by Robert Louis Stevenson, and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. This beautiful edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde & Other Stories features an afterword by playwright and screenwriter Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Where Go the Boats?

release date: Feb 25, 2020
Where Go the Boats?
Set sail in this accordion-style edition of Stevenson''s classic children''s verse.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

release date: Feb 10, 2020
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes recounts Robert Louis Stevenson''s 120 mile, 12 day hike, accompanied only by his stubborn and unwieldy donkey, through the Cévennes of south-central France. A pioneering piece of outdoor literature, it is one of Stevenson''s earliest works, and one of the earliest accounts of hiking and camping for recreation rather than necessity. Stevenson''s route is still popular today; recently when asked why the Scotsman still informs the identity of the Cevennes, a politician and historian of the area remarked Because he showed us the landscape that makes us who we are.

St. Ives

release date: Feb 10, 2020
St. Ives
The irreverent tale revolves around the exploits of Captain Jacques St. Ives who is captured by the British and thrown in jail. While there, he meets the droll Miss Gilchrist and her lovely niece, Flora, who takes an interest in the prisoner. For Jacques and Flora, it''s love at first sight - although Major Chevening had his eye on her first. Not long afterward, Jacques escapes and makes an enemy out of his long lost brother Alain, who''s been living in Scotland and looking to take over the family fortune upon the death of their grandfather. Jacques thought Alain had been killed with their parents during the French Revolution. The escaped prisoner represents a threat to his brother and to the major, and now the plot thickens... St. Ives is one of Stevenson''s last romances, left unfinished at his death, yet still showing the same key qualities as his earlier works.

My Shadow

release date: Mar 15, 2016
My Shadow
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me . . . Inside, outside, climbing up the stairs, or jumping into bed, your shadow may be following you! He may even be one step ahead as you run down the street! Complete with a cast of the whole family, a cat, a dog, and a teddy, this story is for everyone. Little ones who are just discovering their shadows for the first time will find inspiration between these pages, while older, more experienced kids are sure to learn new ways to play with their shadows. Get ready to laugh and giggle and then find the nearest light source and try out some shadows of your own! Sara Sanchez has created soft and inviting illustrations to creatively interpret Robert Louis Stevenson’s original lines from the poem “My Shadow,” which was originally published in his classic for children, A Child’s Garden of Verses. Sanchez’s pictures are filled with humor and help propel this timeless poem into the twenty-first century. My Shadow is sure to become a bedtime favorite for the whole family. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Beach of Falesá

release date: Jul 16, 2019
The Beach of Falesá
Complete and unabridged paperback edition. "The Beach of Falesá" is a short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It was written after Stevenson moved to the South Seas island of Samoa just a few years before he died there. Description from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Kidnapped(cast Away)

release date: Apr 05, 2019
Kidnapped(cast Away)
On the forenoon of the second day, coming to the top of a hill, I sawall the country fall away before me down to the sea; and in the midstof this descent, on a long ridge, the city of Edinburgh smoking likea kiln. There was a flag upon the castle, and ships moving or lyinganchored in the firth; both of which, for as far away as they were, Icould distinguish clearly; and both brought my country heart into mymouth.Presently after, I came by a house where a shepherd lived, and got arough direction for the neighbourhood of Cramond; and so, from one toanother, worked my way to the westward of the capital by Colinton, tillI came out upon the Glasgow road. And there, to my great pleasure andwonder, I beheld a regiment marching to the fifes, every foot in time;an old red-faced general on a grey horse at the one end, and at theother the company of Grenadiers, with their Pope''s-hats. The pride oflife seemed to mount into my brain at the sight of the red coats and thehearing of that merry music.A little farther on, and I was told I was in Cramond parish, and beganto substitute in my inquiries the name of the house of Shaws. It was aword that seemed to surprise those of whom I sought my way. At first Ithought the plainness of my appearance, in my country habit, and thatall dusty from the road, consorted ill with the greatness of the placeto which I was bound. But after two, or maybe three, had given me thesame look and the same answer, I began to take it in my head there wassomething strange about the Shaws itself.The better to set this fear at rest, I changed the form of my inquiries;and spying an honest fellow coming along a lane on the shaft of hiscart, I asked him if he had ever heard tell of a house they called thehouse of Shaws.He stopped his cart and looked at me, like the others."Ay" said he. "What for?""It''s a great house?" I asked."Doubtless," says he. "The house is a big, muckle house.""Ay," said I, "but the folk that are in it?""Folk?" cried he. "Are ye daft? There''s nae folk there--to call folk.""What?" say I; "not Mr. Ebenezer?""Ou, ay" says the man; "there''s the laird, to be sure, if it''s himyou''re wanting. What''ll like be your business, mannie?""I was led to think that I would get a situation," I said, looking asmodest as I could."What?" cries the carter, in so sharp a note that his very horsestarted; and then, "Well, mannie," he added, "it''s nane of my affairs;but ye seem a decent-spoken lad; and if ye''ll take a word from me, ye''llkeep clear of the Shaws."The next person I came across was a dapper little man in a beautifulwhite wig, whom I saw to be a barber on his rounds; and knowing wellthat barbers were great gossips, I asked him plainly what sort of a manwas Mr. Balfour of the Shaws."Hoot, hoot, hoot," said the barber, "nae kind of a man, nae kind of aman at all;" and began to ask me very shrewdly what my business was;but I was more than a match for him at that, and he went on to his nextcustomer no wiser than he came.I cannot well describe the blow this dealt to my illusions. The moreindistinct the accusations were, the less I liked them, for they leftthe wider field to fancy. What kind of a great house was this, that allthe parish should start and stare to be asked the way to it? or whatsort of a gentleman, that his ill-fame should be thus current on thewayside? If an hour''s walking would have brought me back to Essendean, had left my adventure then and there, and returned to Mr. Campbell''s.But when I had come so far a way already, mere shame would not suffer meto desist till I had put the matter to the touch of proof; I was bound, out of mere self-respect, to carry it through; and little as I likedthe sound of what I heard, and slow as I began to travel, I still keptasking my way and still kept advancing.

Lo Strano Caso Del Dottor Jekyll E Del Signor Hyde

release date: Mar 24, 2022
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