The New Arabian Nights
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story tradition.
New Arabian Nights
Considered by many to contain pioneering works of English writing, Robert Louis Stevenson's New Arabian Nights collects together his short stories that were originally published in periodicals between 1877 and 1880. Holding some of Stevenson's first works of fiction to be published, some of these stories are thought by critics to be his best.
New Arabian Nights
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - During his residence in London, the accomplished Prince Florizel of Bohemia gained the affection of all classes by the seduction of his manner and by a well-considered generosity. He was a remarkable man even by what was known of him; and that was but a small part of what he actually did. Although of a placid temper in ordinary circumstances, and accustomed to take the world with as much philosophy as any ploughman, the Prince of Bohemia was not without a taste for ways of life more adventurous and eccentric than that to which he was destined by his birth. Now and then, when he fell into a low humour, when there was no laughable play to witness in any of the London theatres, and when the season of the year was unsuitable to those field sports in which he excelled all competitors, he would summon his confidant and Master of the Horse, Colonel Geraldine, and bid him prepare himself against an evening ramble. The Master of the Horse was a young officer of a brave and even temerarious disposition. He greeted the news with delight, and hastened to make ready. Long practice and a varied acquaintance of life had given him a singular facility in disguise; he could adapt not only his face and bearing, but his voice and almost his thoughts, to those of any rank, character, or nation; and in this way he diverted attention from the Prince, and sometimes gained admission for the pair into strange societies. The civil authorities were never taken into the secret of these adventures; the imperturbable courage of the one and the ready invention and chivalrous devotion of the other had brought them through a score of dangerous passes; and they grew in confidence as time went on.
New Arabian Nights
The Suicid ClubHistory of the young man with cream tartsPrince Florizel of Bohemia and his Grand �cuyer, Colonel Geraldine, find themselves incognito in a bar when they meet a young man with intriguing behavior. After getting to know him, he introduces them into the Suicide Club, whose members have in common the will to end their lives but are unable to put their gesture into effect. Membership in the club allows each meeting of its members to nominate a "suicide" and "suicide" among them. Scandalized by the existence of such a criminal club, Prince Florizel had him dismantled and charged Colonel Geraldine's brother with the execution of the president of the Suicide Club.History of the Physician and the Saratoga Chest [edit | Change the code]Silas Q. Scuddamore finds himself the victim of a machination: he discovers in his bed the corpse of a young man. Fortunately, his neighbor, Dr. No�l, who turns out to be a man with knowledge in the criminal milieu, offers his help. He encloses the body in a Saratoga chest and provides Silas with an address where he can get rid of it. Silas obeyed, but at the indicated address he found Prince Florizel. The latter explains to Silas that he is in one of the dens of a great criminal (who is none other than the president of the Suicide Club). Silas convinces Prince Florizel of his innocence and at the opening of the chest, Prince Florizel discovers that the corpse is none other than the brother of Colonel GeraldineRobert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, 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.A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikinsStevenson was born at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, on 13 November 1850 to Thomas Stevenson (1818-87), a leading lighthouse engineer, and his wife Margaret Isabella (n�e Balfour; 1829-97). He was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson. At about age 18, Stevenson was to change the spelling of "Lewis" to "Louis", and in 1873 he dropped "Balfour"....
New Arabian nights
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More New Arabian Nights the Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘More New Arabian Nights - the Dynamiter’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stevenson includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘More New Arabian Nights - the Dynamiter’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stevenson’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the text Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
New Arabian Nights
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and poet who ranked as one of the greatest authors of the 19th century. Stevenson was a prolific writer and he influenced many of the great authors that followed him. Nearly everyone is familiar with some of Stevenson's classic work which includes Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.New Arabian Nights is a collection that contains some of Stevenson's finest short stories including The Suicide Club and The Rajah's Diamond.