«За время своего пребывания в Лондоне блистательный принц Богемии Флоризель среди всех слоев общества снискал славу своей скромностью и взвешенной щедростью. Судя по тому, что было о нем известно (а известна была лишь малая часть его деяний), он был замечательным человеком. Невзирая на безмятежность нрава в обычных обстоятельствах и привычку, подобно землепашцу, философски относиться к этому миру, принц Флоризель не был лишен определенного влечения к жизни более авантюрной и эксцентричной, чем та, которая была уготована ему от рождения. Иногда, когда им овладевало тоскливое настроение, когда ни в одном лондонском театре не шло веселых пьес или время года не подходило для тех активных занятий, в которых его высочество не знал себе равных, он призывал своего шталмейстера и наперсника полковника Джеральдина и велел готовиться к вечерней прогулке…»
Кэаве, житель Гавайских островов, покупает бутылку, в которой живет черт. Условия покупки таковы: черт будет выполнять любые желания хозяина бутылки, но за это последний должен будет после смерти гореть в аду, если не успеет при жизни ее продать, причем по более низкой цене, чем покупал, то есть с убытком для себя… Исполнители: От автора – Яковлев Юрий; Кэаве – Леонтьев Авангард; Кокуа – Гребенщикова Лариса; Лопака – Вицин Георгий; Незнакомец и Знакомый – Аугшкап Агрий; Старик и Юноша – Зозулин Виктор; Боцман – Дугин Вячеслав
The latest in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins is a reissue of one of literature’s most audacious and thought-provoking novels of murder and intrigue, in hardback with its 1929 cover design and a brand new introduction.“The Detective Story Club”, launched by Collins in 1929, was a clearing house for the best and most ingenious crime stories of the age, chosen by a select committee of experts. Now, almost 90 years later, these books are the classics of the Golden Age, republished at last with the same popular cover designs that appealed to their original readers.Originally published in 1886 as “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, Robert Louis Stevenson’s book had been propelled to massive success following a favourable review in The Times, and by 1901 had sold a quarter of a million copies. This is how the Detective Club described the book:‘In addition to being one of the most amazing crime stories ever written, “Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is probably the most remarkable of all the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. It would be unfair to the reader to give away the secret of this thriller. Suffice it to say that every page grips and the unforgettable portrait of a mast criminal takes shape until the sensational climax is reached, a climax of dramatic intensity, without equal in the realm of detective fiction. If one wished to append a moral to this crime fantasy it might well be this: “The self you choose to-day, and not the self you chose yesterday, is the fate of to-morrow.”’This new printing includes a brand new introduction by classic horror story expert, Richard Dalby.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.’Orphaned as a young teenager, Lowlander David Balfour’s only relative is his guardian and uncle, Ebenezer. Ill-thought of and disliked by many, it’s not long before Ebenezer betrays his nephew and David finds himself trapped aboard a ship.He soon strikes up a friendship with fugitive stranger and Scottish Highlander Alan Breck and becomes embroiled in the fierce Jacobite struggle against English rule. A tale of high-seas adventure, loyalty and fighting, the complex relationship between Alan and David stops Stevenson’s novel from becoming ‘just’ a boys adventure novel.
HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest –Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!'Upon finding a map in his parents' inn, young Jim Hawkins joins a crew on route to the Caribbean to find buried treasure. One of his crew, the charming, yet devious Long John Silver is determined to snag the booty for himself and Jim's swashbuckling voyage becomes a mutinous and murderous adventure – where his own bravery is put to the test and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal.
HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-loved, essential classics.'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.'After taking an elixir created in his laboratory, mild mannered Dr Jekyll is transformed into the cruel and despicable Mr Hyde. Although seemingly harmless at first, things soon descend into chaos and Jekyll quickly realises there is only one way to stop Hyde. Stevenson's quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.
"A Child's Garden of Verses" is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic collection of children's poems. The following poems are included: To Alison Cunningham, Bed in Summer, A Thought, At the Sea-Side, Young Night-Thought, Whole Duty of Children, Rain, Pirate Story, Foreign Lands, Windy Nights, Travel, Singing, Looking Forward, A Good Play, Where Go the Boats?, Auntie's Skirts, The Land of Counterpane, The Land of Nod, My Shadow, System, A Good Boy, Escape at Bedtime, Marching Song, The Cow, The Happy Thought, The Wind, Keepsake Mill, Good and Bad Children, Foreign Children, The Sun Travels, The Lamplighter, My Bed is a Boat, The Moon, The Swing, Time to Rise, Looking-Glass River, Fairy Bread, From a Railway Carriage, Winter-Time, The Hayloft, Farewell to the Farm, North-West Passage, The Unseen Playmate, My Ship and I, My Kingdom, Picture-Books in Winter, My Treasures, Block City, The Land of Story-Books, Armies in the Fire, The Little Land, Night and Day, Nest Eggs, The Flowers, Summer Sun, The Dumb Soldier, Autumn Fires, The Gardener, Historical Associations, To Willie and Henrietta, To My Mother, To Auntie, To Minnie, To My Name-Child, To Any Reader.
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is a classic tale of the struggle between good and evil. The good Dr. Jekyll is transformed into the evil Mr. Hyde with the drinking of a magic potion. The story is one of the duality that exists within man. In this classic tale of horror, Stevenson suggests that while man is essentially good within us all lurks an evil, violent alter ego that has the potential to destroy us and everything around us.
"Kidnapped" is the story of David Balfour, who travels to meet his uncle and collect his inheritance following the death of his father. Betrayed by his family, David finds himself kidnapped and in a fight for his life. David escapes his kidnappers with the renegade Alan Breck and is soon in the middle of the struggle between the Scottish Highlanders and English Rule. David sets out with Alan against almost impossible odds to evade his captors in the middle of a war to find safety.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, whose reputation came primarily from his novels and essays, including «Treasure Island» and «The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde». He is ranked among the 30 most translated authors in the world, ahead of Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe. Although his notoriety derives largely from his novels and essays, Stevenson produced a large collection of poetry that has been compared to that of William Ernest Henley and Rudyard Kipling. The principle object of most of his poetry is to capture a moment, be it a memory, an emotion, or some fleeting experience, and to draw his readers wholly into that moment. This is a complete collection of Stevenson's poetry, most of which deals with themes of childhood, friendship, travel, nostalgia and the sea, and includes his well-known «Underwoods» series.