Robert Louis Stevenson
|Publication Date||Publisher||Physical Description||Availability|
|c2005||Barnes & Noble||254 p.|| |
Page Public Library - Classic Books 2 available
CLASSIC STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS
|2004||Sterling Pub||vii, 221 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.|| |
Page Public Library - Young Adult Fiction 1 available
YA STEVENSON, ROBERT
Richard Shelton is a young knight during the Wars of the Roses. We see him ascend and rescue his lady love. He then seeks revenge against his father's murderer, but when the evidence points towards his guardian he is forced to go into hiding. He joins the band of outlaws known as the Black Arrow.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Silverado Squatters as the travel memoir of his honeymoon in California's Napa Valley in 1880. He and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift were unable to pay 10 dollars a week for a local hotel room, so they spent their unconventional honeymoon living in a bunkhouse in an abandoned mining camp named "Silverado". Squatting there for two months of a California summer, they installed makeshift cloth windows and hauled...
Although considered by many to be Robert Louis Stevenson's greatest work of literature, Weir of Hermiston was left unfinished by its author's untimely death in 1894. Archie Weir is estranged from his father, a harsh criminal court judge with no time for Archie's Romantic sensibilities. Sent to live as laird of a family property in Hermiston, Archie soon falls in love with a local girl named Kirstie.
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...
Pining for a stiff dose of adventure? This collection of short tales from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson is sure to quell your cravings. Brimming with tales of high-seas hijinks, intrepid explorers, and mysterious shipwrecks, these stories will please Stevenson fans, action-adventure connoisseurs, or any reader looking for an engrossing escape into another era.
Although several of Robert Louis Stevenson's major works -- Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- have been enshrined in the Western canon of popular literature, these novels represent only a fraction of a prodigious body of writing that spans virtually every genre. Stevenson was a prolific and preternaturally skilled writer, and in these essays, he offers insight, tips, and inspiration that will capture...
G. K. Chesterton said of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." This collection of Stevenson's essays includes: On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places, An Apology for Idlers, Aes Triplex, Talk and Talkers, A Gossip on Romance, The Character of Dogs, A College Magazine, Books Which Have Influenced Me, and Pulvis et Umbra.
16) Essays of Travel
Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health. The collection Essays of Travel brings together some of Stevenson's finest essays, short memoirs,...
17) An Inland Voyage
Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage, details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he wrote travelogues, most notably An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes...
18) The Ebb-Tide
Best known for rip-roaring adventure tales such as Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson penned the novella The Ebb-Tide in collaboration with his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne. Regarded by critics as a sharp rebuke of British imperialism, the plot revolves around three transients who board a ship that they think is carrying a large quantity of champagne, only to...
19) The Wrong Box
Though his adventure tales now rank among the most translated novels in the English language, Robert Louis Stevenson was a gifted writer who produced works in a number of different literary genres. The Wrong Box is a satirical novel that Stevenson wrote in partnership with Lloyd Osbourne, a young writer who happened to be Stevenson's stepson. The novel deals with a pair of brothers involved in a complex investment scheme that is revealed...
Wanderlust, unfettered freedom, and the eternal allure of the open road—these are the themes that surface time and time again in Robert Louis Stevenson's charming 1896 book of verse, Songs of Travel. Fans of traditional poetry will adore this cycle of thematically interrelated poems that draw parallels between the perils and pleasures of travel and the vulnerability and abandon of romance.