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Robert Louis Stevenson

  • A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Rosemary Border.You are walking through the streets of London. It is getting dark and you want to get home quickly. You enter a narrow side-street. Everything is quiet, but as you pass the door of a large, windowless building, you hear a key turning in the lock. A man...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2012
  • This intriguing novel, both fantasy thriller and moral allegory, depicts the struggle of two opposing personalities ? one essentially good, the other evil ? for the soul of one man.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • A fierce war rages between two bitter rivals: on one side the House of Lancaster; on the other the House of York. The prize is the crown of England. Richard Shelton, a young Englishman seeking to avenge his father, becomes involved in the band of the Black Arrow and is drawn into the events of the War of the Roses.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, in the exotic French indies, and in the North American wilderness, the story has as its hero one of the most compelling yet horrifying studies of evil in nineteenth century fiction - James Durie, Master of Ballantrae. The Master is about his ineffective influence - on his younger, less attractive...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Stevenson was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, but instead of practicing law Stevenson he himself to writing travel sketches, essays, and short stories for magazines. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne , his popular description of a 12-day trek with a recalcitrant donkey, Modestine, in the Cevennes Montains of France was published in 1879.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Catriona , first published in 1893, is the sequel to Kidnapped! and continues the adventures of David Balfour and his friend Alan Breck. Balfour returns to the city in order to defend Breck against false charges in the Appin murder. In so doing, he becomes a pawn in a game between feuding Scottish clans; he also sets eyes on a young woman whose...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received.

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • Dr. Jekyll is a brilliant physician and a compassionate philanthropist with a long list of charity patients and a passion for progressive medicine, spending long hours in his laboratory, experimenting. When the father of his fiancee accuses the saintly doctor of being afraid of temptation, Dr. Jekyll becomes obsessed. He begins experimenting with...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • When Stevenson finished Kidnapped in the spring of 1886, he sold it first as a serial to Young Folks magazine. The magazine first published the story on May 1, 1886 and the novel was published in book form in July 1886. Kidnapped follows the travels of the young David Balfour in the year 1751. His mother and father now both dead, he leaves...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • In 1880, Robert Louis Stevenson followed Frances Osbourne to her home in San Francisco, where she agreed to his proposal of marriage. The couple decided to honeymoon in an abandoned shack on the Silverado mine site in California?s developing wine country. Stevenson?s account is a delightful travel story that provides a rare and vivid look at the...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1998