Three Plays (1892) First published in 1881 (but as a book in 1883), it is a gripping coming-of-age tale for main character Jim Hawkins. Witnessing the murder of the Red Fox, the young man’s life is soon in danger as he attempts his return home with new friend Alan Breck Stewart. Novels, Travel Writing, Short Stories, Essays, and more…. 1773, Dec. 22, 1894, p. 1448 SALLY METZLER , PhD, is the director of the art collection at the Union League Club in Chicago. All right reserved. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer; but he is probably best known for Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Themes/Subjects: Courage, Bravery, Heroism, European, Honor, Loyalty, Friends and Friendship. Stevenson also composed music for the flageolet. “The Story of a Lie” (1879), Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881) It gave Stevenson fame and was the first of many classic stories by him. Recommended for students in Grades 6 to 8, Themes/Subjects: Courage, Bravery, Heroism, European World History, Friends and Friendship, 1490 Library Lane In February, he had finished writing The Black Arrow and was working on The Great North Road when he read Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A Footnote to History (1892) THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON : Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Weir of Hermiston, the Master of Ballantrae, the Black Arrow, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr… St. Helena, CA 94574. The Wrecker (with Lloyd, 1892) Andrew Noble (From the Clyde to California: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Emigrant Journey, 1985) considers it to be his finest work. New Arabian Nights (1882) Father Damien (1890) To amuse his 12 year old stepson, RLS used the idea of a secret map as the basis of a story about hidden treasure. 2, no. One of Stevenson’s most enduringly popular novels, Kidnapped (originally titled The Lad with the Silver Button) was inspired by real events in Scottish history. Prince Otto (1885) The story follows David who, after his miserly uncle has him kidnapped and taken to sea, is shipwrecked and must make a dramatic journey across Scotland to claim his inheritance. Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1878) In the South Seas (1896) In addition, you will find a Collector’s List of editions: Tiger Books compiles a yearly catalogue of first and early limited editions of RLS’s works that would interest serious collectors. Box 23 In this way Stevenson was able to cleverly weave together his fiction with historical fact, creating a seamless adventure in which the reader is transported to another time. “The Body Snatcher” (1884) You will also find lists of RLS’s works translated into French, Italian, German and Spanish. Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) The voyage that transforms Jim takes him away from his calm country life in England, to the high seas aboard the ship Hispanola and to the unknown island where the pirate Captain Flint buried his treasure. The Silverado Squatters (1884) Finally, the Works Chronology is a complete listing, including publication details, of Stevenson’s works. The Master of Ballantrae (1889) P.O. Songs of Travel and other Verses (1895) The Merry Men (1887) The Works pages are devoted to all of the works RLS produced (including a page on his music). More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (w/ Fanny, 1885) Novels, Travel Writing, Short Stories, Essays, and more… Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) A Chronology of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Works DETAILED LIST OF WORKS The following is a brief guide to first publication (by order of publication date) and significant early republications of Stevenson’s principal works (not including brief reviews, single poems, privately published or unpublished works). Stevenson wrote an estimated 700,000 words during his years on Samoa. Letters (1898), Copyright 2018 © The RLS Website is developed by Edinburgh Napier University's Centre for Literature & Writing, and originally funded by the Carnegie Trust. Treasure Island is one of the most famous adventure stories in English literature. From Across the Plains to The Young Chevaier…. Island Nights’ Entertainments (1893) Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer; but he is probably best known for Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Memories and Portraits (1887) Site by designthis. Underwoods (1887) St. Ives (1898) A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885) Background: In 1870, Stevenson received a copy of The Trial of James Stewart. Highlighted in Frontispiece Volume 12, Issue 3 – Summer 2020 From Across the Plains to The Young Chevaier… A chronology of all of Robert Louis Stevenson’s writing by first publication date. The entire episode was thoroughly investigated by Stevenson, with him and his father visiting Appin to check on facts and pick up local information and details – including a name which was still being handed down in the area as that of the real murderer.