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Robert  Louis  Stevenson
[1850-1894]


Robert Louis Stevenson in American Samoa, 1893          short profile

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         cover of 1899 edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island"

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”

“If a man love the labour of his trade, apart from any suggestion
of success or fame, the gods have called him.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson


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browse Literature & Fiction / Robert Louis Stevenson Dept. {3,800+ titles} at Amazon
Robert Louis Stevenson credits [from 1908] at Internet Movie Database
Robert Louis Stevenson entry at Wikipedia



Novels  (and Novellas)  of  R.L.  Stevenson
browse Literature & Fiction / Robert Louis Stevenson Dept. {3,800+ titles} at Amazon

"Treasure  Island"  [1893 novel]
Treasure Island   Kindle Edition from S&S/Aladdin [4/2012] for $4.99
Kindle Edition from Bantam Classics [2004 edition] for $1.99
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [6/2010] for $1.99
Bantam mass pb [5/82] for $3.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [12/99] for $8.00
Penguin Classics 8¼x5 hardcover [3/2010] for $13.60
Bookcassette UNABR audio [6/93] out of prodn/used
Tantor UNABR MP3 audio CD [7/2008] for $13.59
Treasure Island / Wyeth book  
"Treasure Island" book illustrated by N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945]
Atheneum 9¼x7¼ hardcover [10/81] for $19.79
book cover by N.C. Wyeth art prints (8 sizes) available at AllPosters.com
Wibberley's Flint's Island  Treasure Island sequel "Flint's Island" [FS&G 1972]
by Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

Bethlehem Books 8½x5½ pb [3/96] out of print/used
Farrar Straus & Giroux 8x5¾ hardcover [4/72] out of print/used
Return to Treasure Island book by Andrew Motion   "Silver: Return To Treasure Island" [2012] by Andrew Motion
Jim Hawkins's son and John Silver's daughter organize a return to Treasure
Island to bring back the pirate treasure left behind forty years previous.

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [8/2012] for $11.99
Jonathan Cape 9x6 pb [8/2012] out of print/used
Crown Books 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2012] for $16.32

Treasure Island 1934  "Treasure Island" [M.G.M. Aug 1934]
Directed by Victor Fleming; based on the R.L.S. novel {above}; starring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper. Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger. Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce & Charles 'Chic' Sale
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [10/2006] for $17.99
Warner color VHS [11/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Treasure Island 50  "Treasure Island" [Disney July 1950]
Directed by Byron Haskin; based on the R.L.S. novel {below}; starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea. Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Keen & Geoffrey Wilkinson
Disney color DVD [3/97] for $19.99
Disney color VHS [3/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

Long John Silver Return To Treasure Island  "Long John Silver: Return To Treasure Island" [TI/DCA Dec 1954 sequel]
Directed by Byron Haskin; starring Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Lloyd Berrell & Rod Taylor
VCI color CinemaScope DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
Direct Source color VHS [6/99] for $3.99
Celebrity color VHS [1/87] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

lots more "Treasure Island" stuff
(many more books, silent & sound features, TV movies & TV series, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Treasure Island" Novel & Movies Page

"The Black Arrow: A Tale of The Two Roses" [1883]


"Prince Otto" (1885)
set in the imaginary Germanic state of Grünewald


BLUE CHECK: listed #63 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1886 novella]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_Strange_Case_of_Dr._Jekyll_and_Mr._Hyde

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" silent feature film
[Famous Players-Lasky / Paramount-Artcraft March 1920]
Directed by John S. Robertson; starring John Barrymore, Charles Lane & Nita Naldi
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch free online [1:21:59] at Internet Archive

"Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde" silent two-reeler
[Standard/Selznick July 1925]
A lampoon of John Barrymore's 1920 feature; esteemed Victorian scientist Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig
in experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster. Produced & co-directed by Joe Rock;
co-directed by Scott Pembroke; starring Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard & Pete the Dog
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch free online [19:42] at Internet Archive

"Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" [Broadway 1997]
poster for Jekyll & Hyde musical revival 2013 by Leslie Bricusse  Book & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn
Original Broadway production credits at IBDb: 1543 performances April 1997 to Jan 2001
Touring company 2012-13 starring Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox

Broadway revival starring Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox
opened April 2013, ran only 30 performances: credits at IBDb

Jeckyll & Hyde Musical Concept Recording on CD   "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical - Concept Recording" [2012]
featuring Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox & Teal Wicks

Broadway Records CD album [9/2012] 18 tracks for $12.74

'Hyde' novel by Daniel Levine  "Hyde: A Novel" [2014] by Daniel Levine
While Mr. Hyde is trapped inside Dr. Jekyll's locked surgical cabinet, he looks over the recent events that got him there; he tries to determine whether the missing women are actions of his own or of a mysterious stalker foisting undeserved blame onto him. Book includes Stevenson's original novella appended at the back.
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [3/2014] for $13.49
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2014] for $15.18


"Kidnapped" [1886]

"The Master of Ballantrae" [1889] set in Scotland, America & India

"The Wrong Box" [1889] co-written with Lloyd Osbourne
A comic novel of a tontine, filmed in 1966

"The Wrecker" [1892] co-written with Lloyd Osbourne

"Catriona" [1893] a sequel to "Kidnapped", also known as "David Balfour"

"The Ebb Tide" [1894] co-written with Lloyd Osbourne

"Weir of Hermiston" [1896] unfinished at the time of Stevenson's death

"St. Ives: Being The Adventures of A French Prisoner In England" [1897]
unfinished at the time of Stevenson's death; novel completed by Arthur Quiller-Couch



Short  Stories  &  Poetry

"New Arabian Nights" [1882]

"More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter" [stories 1885]
co-written with Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson

"A Child's Garden of Verses" [poems 1885]

"The Merry Men and Other Tales & Fables" [stories 1887]

"Underwoods" [poems in both English and Scots; 1887]

"Ballads" [1891]

"Island Nights' Entertainments" aka "South Sea Tales" [stories 1893]

"Songs of Travel and Other Verses" [poems 1896]

complete poems online

Great Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson book from Pocket Library  "The Great Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson" [1951]
11 stories, including "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1886 novella]
Pocket Library mass pb [1951] out of print/used
Pocket mass pb [1952] out of print/used
Pocket Books Collector's Edition hardcover [1951] out of print/used
Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson book edited by Charles Neider  "The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson" [1969 & 1998]
Edited & with a scholarly introduction by Charles Neider

20 stories, including all 11 stories from "New Arabian Nights" [1882]; "Markheim"
(1885); "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886 novella); "The Enchantress" (1889), which disappeared for 70 years; and "The Bottle Imp" (1891)

Perseus/Da Capo Press 8x5 pb [8/98] for $27.50
Doubleday hardcover [6/69] out of print/used
Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson book edited by Barry Menikoff  "The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson" [2002]
Edited by Barry Menikoff

25 stories, including all 11 stories from "New Arabian Nights" [1882]; "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886 novella); all 6 stories from "The Merry Men" [1887]; 3 from "Island Nights' Entertainments" [1893]; and four uncollected tales: "An Old Song", "The Story of A Lie", "The Body-Snatcher", and "The Misadventures of John Nicholson: A Christman Story"
Modern Library 7¾x5¼ pb [10/2002] for $13.00



Non-Fiction  &  Travel  Writing

"An Inland Voyage" (1878)
A journey with a friend in a canoe from Antwerp, Belgium to Pontoise, just north of Paris

"Travels With A Donkey In The Cévennes" [1879]
one of the first books to present hiking & camping as recreational activities

"Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers" [1881]

"Familiar Studies of Men and Books" [1882]

"The Silverado Squatters" [1883] see below

"Memories and Portraits" [essays 1887]

"Father Damien: An Open Letter To The Rev. Dr. Hyde of Honolulu" [1890]

"A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble In Samoa" [1892]

"Three Plays" by W.E. Henley and R.L. Stevenson [London: Nutt 1892]

"Across The Plains" [1892] see below

"Vailima Letters" [1895]

"The Amateur Emigrant" [1895] see below

"In The South Seas" [articles & essays 1896 & 1912]

"Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson To His Family & Friends"
[London 1899] Edited by S. Colvin

"The New Lighthouse On The Dhu Heartach Rock, Argyllshire" [1995]
based on an 1872 manuscript, edited by R.G. Swearingen


From  Europe  To  California
Stevenson left Europe in 1876 to follow after Fanny; he arrived in Monterey, California near death
and was nursed back to health by 1879; they married in May 1880 and spent the summer in a cabin
on Mount Saint Helena; they sailed in August from New York to return to Britain.

"The Amateur Emigrant" [written 1879–80, published 1895]
Stevenson's account of the first leg of his journey to California, by ship from Europe to New York

"Across The Plains" [written 1879–80, published 1892]
The second leg of Stevenson's journey, by train from New York to California

"The Silverado Squatters" [1883]
Stevenson's unconventional honeymoon trip with his new wife Fanny and her son Lloyd,
to an abandoned mining camp in Napa Valley, California

"From The Clyde To California: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Emigrant Journey" [1985]
by Andrew Noble /0080324231/



Works  About  Robert  Louis  Stevenson

There are over 200 published biographies of Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Lighthouse Stevensons" by Bella Bathurst

"Stevenson Under The Palm Trees" by Aleberto? Manguel from canongate USA 12/2004?

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Robert-Louis-Stevenson-ebook/dp/B0076QK5CO/

Under the Wide & Starry Sky biographical novel by Nancy Horan  "Under The Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel" [2014] by Nancy Horan
The story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his feisty American wife,
Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne

Kindle Edition from Ballantine/Random House [1/2014] for $10.65
Ballantine Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [1/2014] for $19.71
The Last Bookaneer novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Last Bookaneer" [2015] by Matthew Pearl  1/2014
The publishing industry has used 'bookaneer' agents for a hundred years to operate as literary pirates and steal new manuscripts before publication so that the publishers can increase profits by not paying the authors. But in 1890 a new international treaty will soon take effect that will halt the practice. Star bookaneer Pen Davenport and his reluctant assistant Fergins attempt to make one last grab by traveling to American Samoa in hopes of capturing the final novel of the dying consumptive author Robert Louis Stevenson. The job is tough enough, but other bookaneers have gotten the scent . . .
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [4/2015] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9¼x6 pb [undated] - status unclear
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2015] for $19.17



Kindle  Editions
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with FREE Kindle Apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod, iPad, Android & Blackberry

Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson in Kindle format  "Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [3/2011] for $2.51
150+ works by Robert Louis Stevenson, including 12 novels, 3 unfinished novels,
6 short story collections (with 2 indexes), 5 stageplays, 5 poetry books (with 2
indexes), travel writings, essays, 3 biographies, original Victorian artwork, the
complete letters, and more
Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson in Kindle format from Halcyon Press  "The Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: 30 Books and
Short Stories" for Kindle [2009]

Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [10/2009] for $1.99
a smaller selection of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson:
13 novels & novelettes and 17 short stories



Friends  &  Family
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in the Samoan Islands in 1894 at age 44.

Frances Matilda 'Fanny' Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson [1840-1914] - met 1876, married 1880, widowed 1894
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Stevenson

stepdaughter Isobel 'Belle' Osbourne Strong Field [1858-1953]
wrote about Emperor Norton in her autobiography "This Life I've Loved"

stepson Lloyd Osbourne [1868-1947]

stepson Hervey Osbourne [1870-76] died in France at age 6



L i n k s
browse books by & about Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson entry at Wikipedia
Robert Louis Stevenson credits [from 1908] at Internet Movie Database

Gutenberg etexts
ST's Robert Louis Stevenson stamps fanpage
http://www.tusitala.co.uk
http://www.bibliograph.ru/Biblio/S/STEVENSON/STEVENSON.html



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