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Kidnapped

Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751: how he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of […]


Genre: Fiction, Horror

The Silverado Squatters

The scene of this little book is on a high mountain. There are, indeed, many higher; there are many of a nobler outline. It is no place of pilgrimage for the summary globe-trotter; but to one who lives upon its sides, Mount Saint Helena soon becomes a center of interest. It is the Mont Blanc […]


Genre: Non-Fiction

Treasure Island

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate’s fortune. Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

Essays in the Art of Writing

A collection of essays about writing: “On some technical elements of style in literature”, “The morality of the profession of letters”, “Books which have influenced me”, “A note on realism”, “My first book: ‘Treasure Island’”, “The genesis of ‘the master of Ballantrae’” & “Preface to ‘the master of Ballantrae’”. Genre: Non-Fiction


Genre: Non-Fiction

The Black Arrow

In fifteenth-century England, when his father’s murderer is revealed to be his guardian, seventeen-year-old Richard Shelton joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow in avenging the death, rescuing the woman he loves, and participating in the struggle between the Yorks and Lancasters in the War of the Roses. Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Romance


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Romance

A Christmas Sermon

By the time this paper appears, I shall have been talking for twelve months; and it is thought I should take my leave in a formal and seasonable manner. Valedictory eloquence is rare, and death-bed sayings have not often hit the mark of the occasion. Charles Second, wit and sceptic, a man whose life had […]


Genre: Non-Fiction, Religion

The Master of Ballantrae

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, one family finds itself […]


Genre: Fiction, Literary

The New Arabian Nights

New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson’s first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the […]


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories