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    The Suicide Club

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    "The Suicide Club" is Robert Louis Stevenson's short story cycle that details the investigations of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his sidekick Colonel Geraldine into a secret society of people intent on losing their lives, the so-called «suicide club». Comprised of the tales «Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts», «Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk», and «The Adventure of the Hansom Cab»; «The Suicide Club» follows the Prince and the Colonel as they infiltrate the club, seek to disband it, and ultimately bring the nefarious president of the club to justice. First published in «London Magazine» in 1878, «The Suicide Club» is an exciting series of macabre tales.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan)

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    First published in 1886, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” is Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of man’s inner struggle between good and evil. The story revolves around the investigation by John Utterson, a lawyer, concerning the association between Dr. Henry Jekyll and the morally corrupt Edward Hyde, to whom Jekyll has recently willed his estate. Through the use of a magic serum Jekyll is transformed into Hyde which he does so in order to indulge in the darker side of his character. After a time Jekyll finds that he is involuntarily turning into Hyde and must use the serum, which is running low, to turn back. Stevenson from early on in his career was interested in the impact of personality on human behavior and how he could incorporate it into his stories. In “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” we have a classic examination of the duality that exists within man, which is ultimately a tale of the tragic consequences that can occur when the darker elements of one’s character are let out. This edition is illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan and includes a biographical afterword.

    Treasure Island (Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth)

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    One of the most beloved adventure stories of all time, “Treasure Island” is a swashbuckling tale of the search for hidden treasure. When an old sea captain by the name of Billy Bones dies at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the west coast of England during the mid-1700s, Jim Hawkins, the innkeeper’s son, and his mother discover a treasure map among his belongings. Jim shows the map to some local acquaintances, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney and together they plan an expedition to find the treasure. Together they set sail aboard the “Hispaniola” led by Captain Smollett in search of Treasure Island. Amongst the crew are numerous former pirates, who are led to mutiny by “Long John” Silver, a one-legged Bristol tavern-keeper who has been hired as the ship’s cook. Written in the late 19th century, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” dramatically depicts maritime life, rich with all its perils, in an adventure that investigates the nature of good and evil itself. This edition is illustrated by N. C. Wyeth and includes a biographical afterword.

    Kidnapped (Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth)

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    Set amidst the real world events which occurred following the Jacobite rising of 1745, Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novel “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 Uncle, David finds himself kidnapped by Captain Hoseason of the brig “Covenant”, who plans to sell him into slavery in the Carolina Colonies of America. However the ship is blown of course and driven back towards Scotland where in the fog it strikes a small vessel and brings aboard the Scottish soldier and Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart. With the help of Alan, David is able to escape his captors and soon finds himself in the middle of the struggle between the Scottish Highlanders and soldiers of the English government. Stranded in the Scottish wilderness David must fight for his life and return home to collect his rightful inheritance. Through the characters of Alan and David the conflict over Scottish independence from English rule is adventurously depicted. This edition includes illustrations by N. C. Wyeth and a biographical afterword.

    Treasure Island (Illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbott with an Introduction and Notes by Clayton Hamilton)

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    One of the most beloved adventure stories of all time, “Treasure Island” is a swashbuckling tale of the search for hidden treasure. When an old sea captain by the name of Billy Bones dies at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the west coast of England during the mid-1700s, Jim Hawkins, the innkeeper’s son, and his mother discover a treasure map among his belongings. Jim shows the map to some local acquaintances, Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney and together they plan an expedition to find the treasure. Together they set sail aboard the “Hispaniola” led by Captain Smollett in search of Treasure Island. Amongst the crew are numerous former pirates, who are led to mutiny by “Long John” Silver, a one-legged Bristol tavern-keeper who has been hired as the ship’s cook. Written in the late 19th century, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” dramatically depicts maritime life, rich with all its perils, in an adventure that investigates the nature of good and evil itself. This edition is illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbot, includes an introduction and notes by Clayton Hamilton, and a biographical afterword.

    A Child’s Garden of Verses (Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith)

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    First published in 1885 under the title “Penny Whistles”, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “A Child’s Garden of Verses”, is a collection of sixty-five poems for children about darkness and solitude. Amongst the collection includes such classics as “Foreign Children”, “The Lamplighter”, “The Land of Counterpane”, “Bed in Summer”, “My Shadow”, and “The Swing.” Inspired by many of his personal experiences as a child, Stevenson in this collection evokes the loneliness of being young, which he personally felt growing up due to his many illnesses, the spirit of adventure that filled his imagination as a youth, and his recollections of friends, family, and nature during the times he spent playing in the gardens at Colinton Manse. A beautiful collection of poetry, “A Child’s Garden of Verses” is sure to evoke memories of youth in all its readers and delight the child in all of us. This edition includes the illustrations of Jessie Wilcox Smith which first appeared in the 1905 edition.

    Kidnapped

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    Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a boys' novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, and Hilary Mantel. A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893.

    The Devils & Demons MEGAPACK ®: 25 Modern and Classic Tales

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    Stories about devils and demons were literary staples long before the modern horror field came into existence. Our earliest story in this volume, by Washington Irving, was published in 1824…and the fact that these tales span almost 200 years shows how enduring the theme remains. Here, then, are 25 great modern and classic tales of devils, demons, and the macabre. Enjoy!<P> THE CONTRACT OF CARSON CARRUTHERS, by William P. McGivern<BR> BURNT TOAST, by Mack Reynolds<BR> CRIME CLEAN-UP IN CENTER CITY, by Robert Moore Williams<BR> THE CRACKS OF TIME, by Dorothy Quick<BR> THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER, by Washington Irving<BR> HIDEAWAY, by Everil Worrell<BR> THE STRANGER FROM KURDISTAN, by E. Hoffmann Price<BR> HEREAFTER, INC., by Lester del Rey<BR> NIGHTMARE ON THE NOSE, by Evelyn E. Smith<BR> THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, by Mark Twain<BR> AUT DIABOLUS AUT NIHIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A HALLUCINATION, by X.L. (Julian Osgood Field)<BR> CAN SUCH BEAUTY BE? by Jerome Bixby<BR> MARKHEIM, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> MONSIEUR BLUEBEARD, by Emil Petaja<BR> YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> ROOM WITHOUT WINDOWS, by Manly Banister<BR> THE BARGAIN OF RUPERT ORANGE, by Vincent O’Sullivan<BR> THE BOTTLE IMP, by Dwight V. Swain<BR> THE CASE OF MR. LUCRAFT, Walter Besant and James Rice<BR> WHO SUPS WITH THE DEVIL, by S.M. Tenneshaw<BR> THE SHOEMAKER AND THE DEVIL, by Anton Chekhov<BR> SPAWN OF HELL, by William P. McGivern<BR> YOUR SOUL COMES C.O.D., by Mack Reynolds<BR> ST. JOHN'S EVE, by Nikolai Gogol<BR> WOLFIE, by Theodore R. Cogwell<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 260+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!

    The Penny Dreadfuls MEGAPACK ®

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    "Penny Dreadfuls" were a type of British publication in the 19th century that featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing one penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction. The penny dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed at young working class males. Two of the most famous were «Varney the Vampire» (which popularized vampires) and «The String of Pearls» (Sweeney Todd), both of which are included here, alongside other works which share the same gothic horror traditions. Included are:<P> FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley<BR> DRACULA, by Bram Stoker<BR> VARNEY, THE VAMPIRE, by Thomas Preskett Prest<BR> THE WERE-WOLF, by Clemence Housman<BR> THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, by Oscar Wilde<BR> THE MONK, by Matthew Lewis<BR> THE STRING OF PEARLS, by Thomas Peckett Prest<BR> THE RING OF THOTH, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<BR> THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, by Robert Louis Stevenson<BR> THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 180+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!

    The Suicide Club

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    A generous and remarkable young prince, together with his loyal and brave servant, find more adventure than they bargained for in The Suicide Club, Robert Louis Stevenson's engrossing trilogy of short stories about a bizarre club for people with a strong desire to end their lives.In these interrelated tales, Prince Florizel of Bohemia and his aide, Colonel Geraldine, travel incognito through some of the most dangerous haunts of 19th-century London. «The Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts» introduces Florizel to the formidable Suicide Club, an organization for people who wish to end their lives, but don't have the courage to accomplish the act themselves. The «Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk» reveals the grim contents of a large piece of luggage that travels hundreds of miles to its final destination; and in «The Adventure of the Hansom Cab,» a bloody resolution seals the fate of a notorious and elusive assassin.Brimming with heart-stopping drama, this rare, lesser-known work by a master storyteller will appeal to a wide circle of readers, including fans of the great 19th-century English writer as well as lovers of a good mystery story.