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The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Suicide Club, The Body Snatcher, and Other Short Stories

Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Graf (Preface by)

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The Best Short Works of One of English Literature’s Most Masterful Storytellers Collected in a Single Volume
Known mostly for his seminal full-length works, such as the famous classics Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterful short fiction is often overshadowed. Now these pioneering works in the English short story tradition are presented here, collected in a single volume.
Including the beloved novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which G. K. Chesterton called “a double triumph,” and “The Merry Men,” as well as stories like “The Suicide Club” and “The Rajah’s Diamond” from the acclaimed 1882 collection New Arabian Nights, The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson immerses you in Stevenson’s extraordinary worlds—thrilling tales of pure adventure and suspense, glorious evocations of the beauty of the Scottish countryside, and characters painted with the same vigor and energy as his most well-known creations.
Showcasing his brilliant and lucid prose, his dramatic skill, and his perfect sense of pace that made him a celebrity during his time and a landmark author in the history of English literature, Stevenson’s enduring stories continue to capture the imagination of the contemporary reader and rightly belong to popular mythology today.


Praise For The Greatest Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Suicide Club, The Body Snatcher, and Other Short Stories

“No man ever wrote as well as Stevenson. . . . He seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.” —G. K. Chesterton
“[Stevenson’s style is] eminently conscious of its responsibilities, and [he] meets them with a kind of gallantry.” —Henry James

“No man ever wrote as well as Stevenson. . . . He seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins.” —G. K. Chesterton
“[Stevenson’s style is] eminently conscious of its responsibilities, and [he] meets them with a kind of gallantry.” —Henry James

Skyhorse, 9781510737808, 464pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2018



About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world

Herman Graf is a consummate publisher with over fifty-five years in the book business. Formerly the co-founder of Carroll & Graf and the executive vice president of Grove Press, he is now an acquiring editor and consultant for Skyhorse Publishing. Herman Graf lives in New York City, New York.