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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


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Tales Before Narnia
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Rudyard Kipling, Edited by Douglas A. Anderson
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49890-8 (0-345-49890-9)

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Written by Samuel Pepys, Edited by Richard Le Gallienne, Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7071-5 (0-8129-7071-3)

Richard Le Gallienne’s elegant abridgment of the Diary captures the essential writings of Samuel Pepys (1633–1703), a remarkable man who witnessed the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666. Originally scribbled in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys’s quotidian journal of life in Restoration London... Read more

Treasure Island
Written by Dennis R. Shealy and Robert Louis Stevenson
Golden Books | Hardcover | January 2017
$4.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-1-101-93836-2 (1-101-93836-6)

A retelling of the beloved classic for the youngest readers, in honor of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books!
Young Jim Hawkins was aboard a ship on a grand adventure—searching for pirate treasure!
So begins this simple but lively retelling of one of the greatest books in... Read more

Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Stephen King
Signet | Paperback | December 1978
$7.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52363-1 (0-451-52363-6)

Three horror icons come together in one indispensable tome—with an introduction by Stephen King.

“Within the pages of this volume you will come upon three of the darkest creations of English nineteenth-century literature; three of the darkest in all of English and American literature, many would say…and not without justification…These three... Read more

An Apology for Idlers
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$10.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-139924-9 (0-14-139924-4)

For the true bibliophile and design-savvy book lover, here is the next set of Penguin's celebrated Great Ideas series by some of history's most innovative thinkers. Acclaimed for their striking and elegant package, each volume features a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature and great design... Read more

The Black Arrow
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by John Sutherland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144139-9 (0-14-144139-9)

From the beloved author of Treasure Island

Originally serialized in a periodical of boys' adventure fiction, The Black Arrow is a swashbuckling portrait of a young man's journey to discover the heroism within himself. Young Dick Shelton, caught in the midst of England's War of the Roses, finds his loyalties... Read more

The Black Arrow
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Gary Hoppenstand
Signet | Paperback | December 2003
$6.95/8.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-52916-9 (0-451-52916-2)

From the beloved author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped . . .
England is in the throes of the War of the Roses. As the houses of Lancaster and York vie for the crown, young Dick Shelton eagerly serves under his guardian, Sir Daniel Brackley, whose lessons he hopes will... Read more

A Child's Garden of Verses
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-41799-6 (0-679-41799-0)

First published in 1885, Stevenson's verses so truly reflect the feelings of young children--about being small, the bliss of going up in a swing so high, discovering one's shadow, happiness and sorrow and dreaming--that they have never ceased to be an essential part of a child's library. Robinson's beautiful pictures originally... Read more

Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen
Golden Books | Hardcover | February 2017
$15.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-0-399-55537-4 (0-399-55537-4)

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Robert Louis Stevenson’s rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public. Stevenson’s... Read more

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Barry Menikoff
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2002
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76135-5 (0-375-76135-7)

The complexity and range of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short fiction reveals his genius perhaps more than any other medium. Here, leading Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff arranges and introduces the complete selection of Stevenson’s brilliant stories, including the famed masterpiece Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as “The... Read more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by Dan Chaon, Contribution by Vladimir Nabakov, Introduction by Kelly Hurley
Signet | Paperback | December 2012
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53225-1 (0-451-53225-2)

Robert Louis Stevenson explores the very nature of man in this classic horror novel.

“Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale.”

Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of the duality of good and evil in man’s nature sprang from the darkest recesses of his own unconscious—during a nightmare from which... Read more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Nicholas Rance
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1992
$19.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40538-2 (0-679-40538-0)

The doppelganger, the ghostly double infecting the soul, was a popular fictional subject for late nineteenth-century writers, and it found its most brilliant realization in Robert Louis Stevenon's story of Dr Jekyll, whose reckless genius allows him to bring his own appalling double to life. The finest horror story in our...

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1991
$8.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73476-5 (0-679-73476-7)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and his evil double, Mr. Hyde, is one of the most famous horror stories in English literature. It is also a profound and fascinating fable of the divided self that continues to seize readers’ imaginations. This story of a misguided genius...

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by Jerome Charyn
Bantam Classics | Paperback | March 1982
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21277-8 (0-553-21277-X)

Robert Louis Stevenson originally wrote Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today. Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case... Read more

In the South Seas
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Neil Rennie, Noted by Neil Rennie
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 1999
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043436-1 (0-14-043436-4)

In the South Seas records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewrittento describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences. In... Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by Claire Harman, Introduction by John Seelye
Signet | Paperback | November 2009
$4.95/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53143-8 (0-451-53143-4)

Robert Louis Stevenson's glorious passport to romance and high adventure.

Here is the story of young David Balfour, whose miserly uncle cheats him out of his inheritance and schemes to have him kidnapped, shanghaied, and sold into slavery. But justice triumphs—after a spirited odyssey that includes a shipwreck, a hazardous journey... Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Alexander McCall Smith
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | June 2009
$5.99/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-132602-3 (0-14-132602-6)

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... Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Donald McFarlan, Foreword by Alistair Gray, Introduction by Donald McFarlan, Noted by Donald McFarlan
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-144179-5 (0-14-144179-8)

At once a rollicking adventure story and an earnest political allegory

Orphaned and penniless, David Balfour sets out to find his last living relative, miserly and reclusive Uncle Ebenezer. But Ebenezer is far from welcoming, and David narrowly escapes being murdered before he is kidnapped and imprisoned on a ship bound for... Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Barry Menikoff, Introduction by Margot Livesey
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2001
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75725-9 (0-375-75725-2)

A finely honed, stirring adventure about the orphan David Balfour, who is kidnapped by his villainous uncle and escapes through the Scottish highlands, only to become involved in the Scottish struggle for independence. This edition features a new introduction by Margot Livesey. Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Rowland Hilder
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 1994
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-43638-6 (0-679-43638-3)

Seventeen-year-old David Balfour's villainous uncle has him kidnapped in order to steal his inheritance. David escapes only to fall into the dangerous company of rebels who are resisting British redcoats in the Scottish highlands.   Read more

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1982
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21260-0 (0-553-21260-5)

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, but to enchant."

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... Read more

The Master of Ballantrae
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Adrian Poole
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043446-0 (0-14-043446-1)

Set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The Master of Ballantrae tells of a family divided. James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish rebellion—leaving his younger brother Henry, who is faithful to the English crown, to inherit the title of Lord Durrisdeer. But he... Read more

The Master of Ballantrae
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by Andrea Barrett
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$11.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75930-7 (0-375-75930-1)

Stevenson’s brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme—the elemental struggle between good and evil—as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history. When two brothers attempt to split their loyalties between the warring factions of the 1745 Jacobite rising... Read more

The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Introduction by John Sutherland
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41744-6 (0-679-41744-3)


In these two historical tales of the Scottish lowlands in the eighteenth century, Robert Louis Stevenson brought to the novel of adventure a psychological sophistication it had never before possessed - a subtlety that, far from impeding the action, everywhere intensifies its speed and credibility. A double demonstration of Stevenson's ability...

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Selected Poems
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Angus Calder
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043548-1 (0-14-043548-4)

The author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is known all over the world as a master storyteller, yet his achievements as a poet have been strangely neglected. This book reveals how much we have been missing. Fascinated by a wide variety of verse techniques, Robert Louis Stevenson... Read more