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L'écrivain écossais Robert Louis Stevenson, né à Édimbourg le 13 novembre 1850, est considéré comme l'un des classiques de la littérature du XIXe siècle.
La littérature de Stevenson se concentre sur les romans fantastiques et d'aventure, résultant en une excellente production qui lui vaudra un succès populaire. Des œuvres telles que Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) ou Black Arrow (1888) ont été traduites dans des dizaines de langues et adaptées pour le cinéma, le théâtre ou la télévision dans une multitude d'occasions.
En raison de sa santé fragile, Stevenson a parcouru le monde à la recherche de climats plus sains, devenant un expert en littérature et essais de voyage.
Ses dernières années se passent aux îles Samoa, où il meurt le 3 décembre 1894.
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An Inland Voyage (1878) is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. It is Stevenson's earliest book and a pioneering work of outdoor literature.
As a young man, Stevenson desired to be financially independent so that he might pursue the woman he loved, and set about funding his freedom from parental support by writing travelogues, the three most prominent being An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) and The Silverado Squatters (1883).
An irresistible invitation to reject the work ethic and enjoy life's simple pleasures (such as laughing, drinking and lying in the open air), Robert Louis Stevenson's witty and seminal essay on the joys of idleness is accompanied here by his writings on, among other things, growing old, visiting unpleasant places and the overwhelming experience of falling in love.
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In these stories, as in his work generally, Stevenson shows himself to be a virtuoso of narrative styles: his Pacific fiction includes the domestic realism of `The Beach at Falesé, the folktale plots of `The Bottle Imp' and `The Isle of Voices', and the modernist blending of naturalism and symbolism in The Ebb-Tide. But beyond their generic diversity the stories are linked by their concern with representing the multiracial society of which their author had become a member. In
this collection - the first to bring together all his shorter Pacific fiction in one volume - Stevenson emerges as a witness both to the cross- cultural encounters of nineteenth-century imperialism and to the creation of the global culture which characterizes the post-colonial world.
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He wrote stories of chance and peril, pirates and buried gold. He told tales of good and evil, of men struggling with the darkest parts of their souls. Acclaimed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was a master whose works offer compelling insight into our hearts and minds. His novels should be studied and treasured, kept in every home library.
Featuring the full texts of Treasure Island, Prince Otto, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, and David Balfour, this Canterbury Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson collects his greatest yarns. With an introduction by a renowned Stevenson scholar that illuminates his meanings and intentions, this edition is perfect for new and old fans alike.
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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.
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- 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
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Includes Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.