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Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
0689832125
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-The archetypal sea-faring adventure story is given another rousing and dramatic rendition in this quickly paced abridged entry in Hodder's top-flight Classic Collection series. The critical plot and subplot threads have been beautifully retained, and...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593080549
October 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate—and eliminate—human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment. Today Stevenson’s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller.

This...


Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
0451527046
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-The archetypal sea-faring adventure story is given another rousing and dramatic rendition in this quickly paced abridged entry in Hodder's top-flight Classic Collection series. The critical plot and subplot threads have been beautifully retained, and...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593083505
January 2005
Hardcover
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
055321277X
Mar 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
Robert Louis Stevenson originally wrote Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today. Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll And Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature -- as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Published in 1866, Jekyll And Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593081316
July 2004
Paperback
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
0451528956
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The classic nightmare tale in a thrilling new edition

Spawned by a nightmare that Stevenson had, this classic tale of the dark, primordial night of the soul remains a masterpiece of the duality of good and evil within us all.


Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593083688
November 2005
Hardcover
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Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
0553212494
May 1982
Paperback
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Book Review
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-The archetypal sea-faring adventure story is given another rousing and dramatic rendition in this quickly paced abridged entry in Hodder's top-flight Classic Collection series. The critical plot and subplot threads have been beautifully retained, and...


Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
1593082479
March 2005
Paperback
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Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stephenson
0141305452
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-The archetypal sea-faring adventure story is given another rousing and dramatic rendition in this quickly paced abridged entry in Hodder's top-flight Classic Collection series. The critical plot and subplot threads have been beautifully retained, and...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Norton Critical Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
0393974650
December 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The text of Stevenson's novella is that of the 1886 First British Edition, the only edition which was set directly from the author's manuscript and for which he read proofs. It has been rigorously annotated for undergraduate readers and is accompanied by a textual appendix. "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes a wealth of materials on the story and its relevance to Victorian culture. "Performance Adaptations" shows the versatility with which the plot of Jekyll and Hyde has been reworked over more than a century as an outlet for modern psychological and social concerns. "Criticism" collects five essays on the novella, centering on its allegorical dimensions (Chesterton, Brantlinger, and Linehan) and its narrative technique (Nabokov, Garrett). A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. About the series: No...


Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
1416500294
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The epic tale of a young man's quest to capture a hidden treasure on the open seas -- one of the best-loved adventure stories of all time.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information• A chronology of the author's life and work• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of...


Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson
Claire Harman
0066209846
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Harman, the skillful biographer of Fanny Burney and editor of Stevenson's poems, stories and essays, writes, "some things become less knowable about a subject the more data accrues around them." Stevenson's short life (1850–1894), plagued by ill health, took him from Edinburgh to California and finally to the South Seas, creating a romanticized reputation along the way. Celebrated as the accomplished essayist of Virginibus Puerisque and the bestselling author of Treasure Island and A Child's Garden of Verses, Stevenson frustrated his literary friends W.E. Henley and Sidney Colvin with a creative output that never produced their expected masterpiece. He also estranged them with his uxorious marriage to a strong-willed older American divorcée, Fanny Osbourne, whom Harman portrays sympathetically enough...


Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson
0553212605
Jan 1982
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up-Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson remains one of the classic coming-of-age stories for children and young adults today. After the death of his father, David Balfour sets out to meet his uncle and claim his inheritance. This adventure takes him through the highlands of Scotland where he embarks upon a long journey back from treachery and deceit. The reading by David Rintoul, whose voice is easily recognizable from his roles in several PBS productions such as Pride and Prejudice, translates the written word into an auditory landscape of Scotland. He interprets each character using several voices. As the story progresses, listeners can hear David changing from an uncertain and hesitant youth, to the assured and forthright young man he becomes at the conclusion. Without any special effects, the...


Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories, Vol. 1
Louis L'Amour
0553803573
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The spate of previously uncollected L'Amour short stories that have surfaced recently reveal L'Amour's broad talent and ability to master every genre from mystery to sports to mainstream fiction. But when readers think of L'Amour, they still think westerns, from Hondo (1953) to the Sackett epics. This collection, the first in a multivolume set, focuses on the West ("the frontier stories"), and it is vintage L'Amour. "The Gift of Cochise" opens the collection with a Hondo-like tale of a good man going to great lengths to protect the wife of a man he was forced to kill. A nameless drifter didn't have to confront the rustlers who threatened to take over his town, but after all, he was "Duffy's Man," and when you hired on, you did the tough work if you accepted the pay. L'Amour wrote about the big themes--love,...


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
0743264703
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Makes learning SAT Vocabulary so easy, it's scary!The classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is not only filled with mystery and intrigue -- it's also filled with SAT words! Now Kaplan makes it easy as 1-2-3 for you to learn these vocabulary words as you read the story.On the right-hand pages you'll find the complete story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with words bolded throughout. These bolded words are frequently found on the SAT. On the left-hand pages, Kaplan defines these SAT words, as well as gives you the part of speech, pronunciation, and synonyms for each word -- everything you need to know to improve your vocabulary and to ace the SAT.So what are you waiting for? Start reading!

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Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume III: The Frontier Stories
Louis L'Amour
0553804529
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The spate of previously uncollected L'Amour short stories that have surfaced recently reveal L'Amour's broad talent and ability to master every genre from mystery to sports to mainstream fiction. But when readers think of L'Amour, they still think westerns, from Hondo (1953) to the Sackett epics. This collection, the first in a multivolume set, focuses on the West ("the frontier stories"), and it is vintage L'Amour. "The Gift of Cochise" opens the collection with a Hondo-like tale of a good man going to great lengths to protect the wife of a man he was forced to kill. A nameless drifter didn't have to confront the rustlers who threatened to take over his town, but after all, he was "Duffy's Man," and when you hired on, you did the tough work if you accepted the pay. L'Amour wrote about the big themes--love,...


The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: The Frontier Stories, Volume Two
Louis L'Amour
0553803972
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
L'Amour published 90 novels, 27 short story collections, a memoir, 2 nonfiction books, and even a volume of poetry. He is the only novelist to win both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. This is the second volume of his western stories to be released posthumously. The 30 tales collected here reflect the qualities on which L'Amour's timeless popularity is based: memorable protagonists, excellent plots, moral clarity, and plenty of action. About half of these tales feature Chick Bowdrie, a tough-as-nails Texas Ranger with a Holmesian ability to analyze a crime scene. Bowdrie solves a 20-year-old kidnapping, ends a nascent range war, and brings to justice the killers of 14 outlaws slaughtered in an ambush, among other heroics. Beyond the Bowdrie offerings, the standout tale in the collection...


A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson
0811841685
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful board book features eight of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poems with antique illustrations by some of the best-known children's book illustrators of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Charles Robinson, H. Willebeek Le Mair and Jessie Willcox Smith. An unforgettable treat for the very youngest readers.

About the Author
Cooper Edens is an author and illustrator who lives in Seattle, Washington. His other books include The Night Before Christmas (0-8118-1712-1), The Glorious Christmas Songbook (0-8118-2204-4), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (0-8118-2274-5), all published by Chronicle Books.

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