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Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Book contributor: Harvard University Language: English 5 downloads in the last month Download Ebook: ( PDF ) ( EPUB )

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The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses is an 1888 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is both an historical adventure novel and a romance novel.

The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all. The story of the Wars of the Roses is told in miniature by The Black Arrow.

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Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-­of-­age story, Treasure Island is a tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-­legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.

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Imagination runs wild in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem about a child's daydream.

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A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is a historical non-­fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa - America, Germany and Britain - and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892, describing the Samoan Civil War.

Despite life-­long poor health, he was an enthusiastic traveller, writing about European travels in the late 1870s and marrying in America in 1879. He contributed to various periodicals, writing first essays and later fiction. His first novel was Treasure Island in 1883, intended for his stepson, who collaborated with Stevenson on two later novels. Some of Stevenson's subsequent novels are insubstantial popular romances, but others . . .

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Stevenson a écrit cet ouvrage quelques années après Enlevé ! dont il est la suite. David tente d'obtenir la réhabilitation de son ami Alan Breck et fait la connaissance de Catriona, fille d'un highlander emprisonné. Son caractère entêté mettra plusieurs fois sa vie et son amour en péril, mais David Balfour n'est pas jeune homme à abandonner... Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits.

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Giocando con Lloyd, il figliastro a cui era teneramente affezionato, in un giorno di pioggia di fine estate del 1881, quasi per caso Robert Louis Stevenson prese a disegnare un'isola e cominciò a fantasticare: «La forma mi stuzzicò la fantasia oltre ogni dire: c'erano porticcioli che m'incantavano come sonetti e, con l'incoscienza del predestinato, suggerii il titolo del mio lavoro: L'Isola del Tesoro ... Quando mi chinavo sulla mappa i personaggi del futuro libro cominciavano a delinearsi visibilmente fra i boschi immaginari e i loro volti scuri e le armi scintillanti facevano capolino e mi guardavano da zone inattese, mentre passavano avanti e indietro, combattendo, e cercando il tesoro in quei pochi centimetri quadrati di una proiezione in pianta». Nacque così, per gioco, L'Isola del Tesoro, un libro che affascina i lettori di tutto il mondo e di tutte le età, uno dei capolavori della letteratura di ogni tempo.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published in 1886 and is one of the best known of Stevenson’s novels. It concerns the way in which an individual is made up of contrary emotions and desires: some good and some evil. Through the curiosity of Utterson, a lawyer, we learn of the ugly and violent Mr Hyde and his odd connection to the respectable Dr Jekyll who pays out a cheque for Hyde’s despicable behaviour. A brutal murder follows. The dead man is one of Utterson’s clients, Sir Danvers Carew. The murder weapon was, unbelievably a cane Utterson had given to Jekyll. As such, the lawyer becomes entangled in the strange world of the physician Jekyll who it transpires has created a drug that separates his good and evil natures - purifying the doctor himself but with the ghastly side effect of periods spent as the monstrous Hyde. We follow Utterson as he investigates with Poole, Jekyll’s butler, the seeming contradictions in the doctor’s actions and his increasingly . . .

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