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'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil'Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!' Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written.When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside it would lead him to unimaginable treasure. Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murder and mayhem lead to a thrilling climax.
Since his first literary appearance in 1886, the murderous Mr Hyde has embodied the evil that even good men including his alter ego, Henry Jekyll - are capable of when the constraints of civilized life are loosed. This chilling anthology also collects nine of Stevenson's best-known tales of horror.
Treasure Island is a much loved Puffin Classic by Robert Louis Stevenson.Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:A Little PrincessAlice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures Through the Looking GlassAnne of Green Gables seriesBlack BeautyHans Andersen's Fairy TalesHeidiJourney to the Centre of the EarthLittle Women seriesPeter PanTales of the Greek HeroesThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Adventures of King ArthurThe Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Call of the WildThe Jungle BookThe OdysseyThe Secret GardenThe Wind in the WillowsThe Wizard of OzTreasure Island
'"e;One more step, Mr Hands,"e; said I, "e;and I'll blow your brains out"e;'In Treasure Island, a weathered old sailor known as Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins's parents - and it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. For when Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest - where 'X' marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold. Setting sail with his friends on the ship Hispaniola to recover the treasure, Jim soon realizes that he's not the only one who knows about the hoard. Suddenly he is thrown into a world of treachery, mutiny, castaways and murder and, at the centre of it all, is the charming but sinister Long John Silver, who will stop at nothing to grab his share of the loot... The Ebb-Tide, a short novel published the year of Stevenson's death, is also a rollicking seafaring adventure, narrating the voyage of a stolen ship whilst exploring such themes as imperialism, violence, dishonesty, Christianity and corruption.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series, this new edition includes pictures and extra material section on Stevenson's life and works. This volume also contains seven other Gothic stories by Stevenson - such as 'The Body Snatchers', 'Markheim' and 'Olalla'.
A collection of Stevenson's short stories found in one volume. Titles include "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", "Markheim", "Lodging for the Night", "Thrawn Janet", "The Body Snatcher" and "The Misadventures of John Nicholson".
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. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are
Retold for students of English, this English Language Teaching (ELT/ESL) eBook is an elementary-level Macmillan Reader adventure. Twelve-year-old Jim Hawkins sails with Squire Trelawny, Dr Livesey and Captain Smollett on the Hispaniola to search for Captain Flint's treasure. But Long John Silver is on board too, and he and his friends want the treasure for themselves.
This action-packed adventure established the classic pirate story as it was written for more than a century afterward, and it made the literary reputation of its young author, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Stevenson's great adventure story, set in the 18th century, was conceived in the Scottish Highlands, where the author and his 12-year-old stepson amused themselves by making a map that showed the location of buried treasure on an island. The illustrations first appeared in 1949.
Dans l'auberge tenue par ses parents, le jeune Jim Hawkins fait la connaissance fortuite d'un vieux marin moribond et pétri d'alcool sur qui pèse une terrifiante menace. Après le décès du marin et celui de son propre père, Jim découvre dans les bagages de Billy Bones une carte au trésor, promesse de fortune et d'aventures. Il partage sa découverte avec le docteur Livesey et le chevalier Trelawney, qui embarquent avec lui sur l'Hispaniola. Long John Silver, dont le perroquet ne quitte jamais l'épaule, fait également partie du voyage. Arrivés sur l'île, une bande de pirates dont John Silver se révèle être le capitaine, tente de s'emparer du trésor, multipliant contre l'équipage de Jim les attaques et les traîtrises.
First published in 1885 under the title "e;Penny Whistles"e;, Robert Louis Stevenson's "e;A Child's Garden of Verses"e;, is a collection of sixty-five poems for children about darkness and solitude. Amongst the collection includes such classics as "e;Foreign Children"e;, "e;The Lamplighter"e;, "e;The Land of Counterpane"e;, "e;Bed in Summer"e;, "e;My Shadow"e;, and "e;The Swing"e;. Inspired by many of his personal experiences as a child, Stevenson in this collection evokes the loneliness of being young, which he personally felt growing up due to his many illnesses, the spirit of adventure that filled his imagination as a youth, and his recollections of friends, family, and nature during the times he spent playing in the gardens at Colinton Manse. A beautiful collection of poetry, "e;A Child's Garden of Verses"e; is sure to evoke memories of youth in all its readers and delight the child in all of us. This edition includes the illustrations of Jessie Willcox Smith which first appeared in the 1905 edition and a biographical afterword.