Tales from the Prince of Storytellers
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) is widely known for his novels Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, and Kidnapped. His reputation as a "romantic" writer and children's author, however, reflects only a portion of his literary achievement. This collection of stories features an introduction by Stevenson scholar Barry Menikoff which places Stevenson's writing in a new context. Menikoff argues that Stevenson is misunderstood by academic readers and critics and presents him as a writer whose subjects and methods are clearly modernist.
Included in this volume for the first time are versions of the stories "Markheim" and "The Isle of Voices" as they appear in Stevenson' s holograph manuscripts, plus his classics The Suicide Club, The Rajah's Diamond, "The Bottle Imp," "The Pavilion on the Links," "A Lodging for the Night," "The Merry Men," and "Thrawn Janet."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - caracabe - LibraryThing
The scholarly apparatus adds little, though the glossary is interesting in its own right. I wouldn't place RLS in the top tier of writers, but he's high up on the second tier, not far below Poe. Minor ... Read full review
THE SUICIDE CLUB
THE RAJAHS DIAMOND
l8l THE PAVILION ON THE LINKS
A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT