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About Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson nació el 13 de noviembre de 1850 en Edimburgo.
Criado en el seno de una familia acomodada, su padre era ingeniero, cursó estudios en la universidad de su ciudad natal. Desde su infancia sintió inclinación por la literatura. Influido por la narrativa de Sir Walter Scott, muchas de sus historias están ambientadas en la Edad Media aunque tal vez sea el Pacífico el espacio literario que explorase con mayor fruicción. Enfermo de tuberculosis, se vio obligado a viajar continuamente en busca de climas apropiados a su delicado estado de salud. Sus primeros escritos publicados son descripciones de algunos de estos viajes. Así, “Viaje tierra adentro” (1878) cuenta un recorrido en canoa a través de Francia y Bélgica que había realizado en 1876, y “Viajes en burro por las Cevannes” (1879) los avatares de un viaje a pie por las montañas del sur de Francia, en 1878. Uno de sus viajes posteriores le llevó, en un barco de emigrantes, a California (1879-1880), donde, en 1880, contrajo matrimonio con la divorciada estadounidense Fanny Osbourne. Otro de ellos consistió en un crucero de placer por el sur del Pacífico (1889) hasta las islas Samoa,
donde él y su esposa permanecieron hasta 1894, en un último esfuerzo por recuperar la salud del escritor. Los nativos le dieron el nombre de Tusitala ('el que cuenta historias'). Allí falleció a finales de ese mismo año, murió con 44 años de una hemorragia cerebral el 3 de diciembre, y fue enterrado en la cima de una montaña, cerca de Valima, su hogar samoano. Escribió al menos tres obras maestras: “La isla del tesoro”, “La flecha negra” y “El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y Mr. Hyde”. En dos de ellas creó sendos personajes que han pasado a la galería de arquetipos de la literatura europea: Long John Silver, el astuto pirata en cuyos tenebrosos planes hay siempre una gota de humanidad que termina ganándose el corazón de los lectores; y el doctor Jekyll, el sabio que vive al margen de todo y que cae en la tentación faústica de experimentar las sensaciones más peligrosas y para ello crea un otro yo sin barreras morales o emocionales.
Entre sus novelas destacan, “David Balfour y Weirde” (1886), “La flecha negra” (1888) y “El señor de Ballantree” (1889). La inconclusa “Weir of Herminston” (1896), está considerada como su obra maestra, pues los fragmentos que se conservan contienen algunos de los más bellos pasajes que escribió.
Demostró ser un gran ensayista en “Virginibus puerisque” (1881), “Estudios familiares de hombres y libros” (1882) y “Memorias y retratos” (1887). También fueron bien recibidos por la crítica sus libros de viajes autobiográficos, como “La casa solitaria” (1883), en el que contó sus impresiones sobre su estancia en un campamento minero en California, “A través de las llanuras” (1892) e “Islas del sur” (1896).
Algunos de sus mejores poemas están recogidos en el volumen “Jardín de versos para niños” (1885). Entre los demás libros de poemas que publicó destaca “De vuelta al mar” (1887). “Narraciones maravillosas” (1882) y “El diablo de la botella y otros cuentos” (1893) son colecciones de cuentos.
Junto a su hijo adoptivo, el escritor Lloyd Osbourne, escribió las novelas “La caja equivocada” (1889) y “La resaca” (1892).
La Editorial Alvi Books le dedicó, como tributo y reconocimiento, este espacio en Amazon en 2017.
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Peg-legged pirates, colorful parrots, and plundered riches—they’re all here in Robert Louis Stevenson’s original seafaring adventure.
When young Jim Hawkins decides to follow a map to buried treasure, he must befriend or outsmart memorable characters such as pirate Long John Silver, captain Billy Bones, and island man Ben Gunn. Mutinous plans, mysterious deaths, and a tangle of double crosses keep Jim guessing all the way to the prize.
Inspired by real-life seafarers, Stevenson captures the adventurous spirit of the times and the imagination of readers, young and old alike.
Revised edition: Previously published as Treasure Island, this edition of Treasure Island (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Three beloved nineteenth-century classics featuring pirate adventures, sparring knights, and gothic chills.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: In this timeless gothic horror novella, the upstanding Dr. Jekyll is plagued by his association with the mysterious and murderous brute Mr. Hyde—until the shocking truth of the doctor’s dual nature is revealed.
Treasure Island: This classic adventure novel tells the story of young Jim Hawkins, who finds a treasure map and gets wrapped up in the devious plots of the notorious pirate Long John Silver.The Black Arrow: This romantic adventure novel, set in fifteenth-century England, follows the chivalrous Dick Shelton as he avenges his father’s murder and saves his love, Joanna, with the help of a band of outlaws known as the Black Arrow.
The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson in One Volume
"Treasure Island", "Kidnapped", and "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" - over 80 Great Books!
Robert Louis Stevenson holds a well deserved place amongst the greatest Scottish writers, and indeed the best story-tellers of all time.
His most popular works such as "Treasure Island", "Kidnapped", and "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", have stood the test of time, being made and remade into countless movies and new interpretations, that are still hugely popular today.
The reason for this success is his unparalleled skill in storytelling, populating his works with wonderful characters such a "Long-John Silver", who remain seared onto the consciousness of the reader.
While his greatest works are hugely popular, many of his other works are now much less well known, although equally great. Stevenson was a great traveller, and spent many years building a life in Samoa, which he chronicles in his travel writings, and non-fiction works.
He was also a hugely accomplished poet, writing verse for children as well as adults, which are included here in their entirety.
˃˃˃ This comprehensive ebook contains a complete collection of the literary works of Robert Louis Stevenson, including:
- All 12 Novels
- 3 Unfinished Novels
- 38 individual short stories, in order
- 6 complete volumes of travel writing
- 15 complete volumes of non-fiction writing, including essays, memoirs, articles and prayers
- 4 complete plays plus one dialogue
- 3 complete volumes of poetry
All the works have been arranged into chapters thematically, with interactive tables of contents for ease of navigation, with a number of color illustrations.
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This new edition features a critical introduction, chronology, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, and appendixes, including an abridged extract from "A Chapter on Dreams" and an essay on the scientific context of Jekyll and Hyde.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, most remembered today for writing Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses.
Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. In 1890, he settled in Samoa where, alarmed at increasing European and American influence in the South Sea islands, his writing turned away from romance and adventure toward a darker realism. He died in his island home in 1894.
“Fifteen men on the dead man's chest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
The young Jim Hawkins is hired by an old seadog Billy Bones to look out for a sailor with one leg. Despite this precaution, Bones is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Searching through his belongings Jim finds a treasure map, which he shows to the local doctor and a wealthy squire. They engage a ship and captain, but unwittingly they hire the ruthless and immensely strong Long John Silver, who has designs on the treasure, as their cook …
Swindled out of his inheritance, recently orphaned David Balfour finds himself kidnapped and aboard a slave ship bound for the Carolinas shortly after the Jacobite rising of 1745. A shipwreck leads to a chance encounter and an unlikely rescuer—Highland rebel and suspected assassin Alan Breck Stewart. An incredible friendship blossoms between the two young men, who occupy opposite ends of the political and religious spectra. Together they return to the mainland, outwit many murderous foes and schemers, and attempt to restore David to his rightful fortune.
Originally published for children, Robert Louis Stevenson’s enthusiastic, politically charged tribute to his native Scotland has won the hearts of young and old alike since its publication in the summer of 1886.
AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.
Revised edition: Previously published as Kidnapped, this edition of Kidnapped (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Pirates, buried treasure, and action aplenty--that's what's served up in this fine story, mates, and kids will eat it up. After Jim Hawkins finds the map to a mysterious treasure, he sets sail in search of the fortune. Little does he realize he's boarded a pirate ship, and that surprises and danger await him...including a meeting with the inforgettable Long John Silver.
Medical school students Fettes and Macfarlane are charged with the unenviable task of receiving and paying for the institution’s research cadavers. When Fettes recognizes the dead body of a woman he saw alive and well just the day before, he suspects murder. Macfarlane, however, insists that the authorities would never believe they had nothing to do with her death. Reluctantly, Fettes agrees to keep quiet, but soon regrets his decision when another familiar corpse turns up—and takes on a life of its own.
This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
This is the Treasure Island and if you don't think of all this, the pirates will hunt you down and when they find you, for find you they sure will, they will truss you and carry you back to their ship and just before they feed you to the sharks, as you walk the gangplank with a sword digging sharp and sure into your back, they will sing their one last song for you.
“Fifteen men on the dead man's chest