Роберт Льюис Стивенсон

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    Treasure Island

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    One of the most enduringly popular adventure tales, Treasure Island began in 1881 as a serialized adventure entitled «The Sea-Cook» in the periodical Young Folks. Completed during a stay at Davos, Switzerland, where Stevenson had gone for his health, it was published in 1883 in the form we know today.Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola, the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle.Rich in atmosphere and character, Treasure Island continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.

    The Master of Ballantrae

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    Set in 18th-century Scotland, this brooding historical romance unfolds amid the Jacobite Rebellion. A struggle between good and evil begins in the old Scottish castle of Durrisdeer &#8212; the ancestral home of the Durie clan &#8212; where James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, persists in his lifelong rivalry with his younger brother as well as his relentless quest for the family fortune.<BR>From Durrisdeer, the fast-paced adventure shifts to sea voyages and encounters with pirates, intrigue at the French court and in India, and an attempt to recover buried treasure in New York's Adirondack Mountains &#8212; all leading to a shocking climax in the American wilderness. An engrossing tale played out against the backdrop of three continents, <I>The Master of Ballantrae</I> stands among the most vivid and exciting of Robert Louis Stevenson' tales.

    Kidnapped

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    Set in the year 1751, this classic adventure story centers around David Balfour, a young Scotsman orphaned by the death of his father. Through the treachery of his uncle, the young hero finds himself shanghaied and headed for bondage in the New World. Just when things look their worst, a swashbuckling Highlander, Alan Breck Stewart, comes to the rescue.David eludes his shipboard captors and joins Stewart on a wild flight through the Highlands, pursued by both the King's forces and a notorious clan of Highland Jacobites. Flavorful, suspenseful, and peopled by realistic characters, this stirring novel was considered by the author to be his finest work of fiction. It is reprinted here, complete and unabridged, in a high-quality, inexpensive edition sure to delight a new generation of&nbsp;readers.

    The Black Arrow

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    Set in England during the fifteenth-century Wars of the Roses, this swashbuckling historical novel by the author of <I>Treasure Island</I> and <I>Kidnapped</I> tells the story of young Dick Shelton. Betrayed by his treacherous and brutal guardian, Sir Daniel Brackley, Dick seeks the help of John Amend-All, leader of the mysterious fellowship of the Black Arrow&#8212;and Brackley's sworn enemy. Pitted against fierce fighters, a treacherous priest, and Sir Daniel, Dick seeks to become a knight and rescue his true love. <BR>Brimming with adventure, suspense, and romance, this thrilling tale presents a classic portrait of England during one of its most tumultuous eras, as Dick is pulled by his loyalties to the houses of both York and Lancaster. He must make a crucial choice, for his fate and the fate of England hang in the balance. <BR>

    The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

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    Renowned as the author of such popular adventure stories as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote gripping tales of terror and the supernatural. Stevenson's considerable gifts as a teller of tales shine brightly in this choice collection of three of his best short stories. The Gothic tale of «The Body Snatcher» concerns a young medical student's dealings with grave robbers who provide corpses to dissect and study &#8212; a practice that takes on increasingly sinister dimensions. Swirling seas, dangerous reefs, and inhospitable islanders provide the grim backdrop for a tale of greed, lunacy, and unbridled fear in «The Merry Men,» the name given by the inhabitants of Aros to the fearsome breakers that pound their tiny Scottish isle. «The Bottle Imp» &#8212; an intricately told tale of love and adventure, avarice and envy, and good and evil &#8212; centers on a magical bottle that provides its owner with all he desires, but at a great cost. This exceptional collection of tales will thrill admirers of the author's craft as well as aficionados of classic horror stories.

    The Essential Pirate Anthology

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    Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books about pirates:<br><br>Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy <br>The Madman and the Pirate- R.M. Ballantyne <br>Blackbeard Or, The Pirate of Roanoke.– B. Barker <br>The Pirates of Malabar- John Biddulph <br>Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea- James O. Brayman <br>Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver- Brantz Mayer <br>The Pirate Island- Harry Collingwood <br>The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton- Daniel Defoe <br>The Pirates&#39; Who&#39;s Who- Philip Gosse <br>The Ghost Pirates- William Hope Hodgson <br>The Ghost Ship, A Mystery of the Sea- John C. Hutcheson <br>Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea- Charles H. L. Johnston <br>The Pirate of the Mediterranean- W.H.G. Kingston <br>Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates- Peter B. Kyne <br>The Pirate- Frederick Marryat <br>Blackbeard: Buccaneer- Ralph D. Paine <br>Howard Pyle&#39;s Book of Pirates <br>Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson

    Treasure Island

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    This is the first adaptation of Treasure Island with great parts for both male and female performers. Inspired by real-life female adventurers, Phil Willmott has changed the gender of several of the central characters without compromising the spirit of Stevenson's classic novel. First produced to great acclaim as part of London's Free Theatre Festival on the South Bank in 2005, this swashbuckling stage adaptation brings out all the comedy and adventure of this ever-popular story. The play can be simply staged, is suitable for performance by kids and adults and can be adapted to suit a large company or a small team playing several roles.

    The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

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    "The Body Snatcher and Other Tales" is a collection of three ghoulish tales by Robert Louis Stevenson. In the first story, «The Body Snatcher», we find Fettes and Wolfe Macfarlane engaged in the dubious business of stealing corpses for a famous unnamed professor of anatomy. In the second story, «The Bottle Imp», we learn of a magic bottle that contains a wish-granting imp. The only catch is that the bottle must be sold at a loss or its owner's soul will burn for eternity in Hell. In the third and final story, «The Merry Men», we have the tale of Charles Darnaway who is in search of the sunken treasure of a Spanish Armada ship that he believes crashed long ago against the «Merry Men», a series of breakers that roar a hundred feet high off the coast where his Uncle Gordon lives. Fans of the macabre will be delighted by this collection of Stevenson's more frightening tales.

    The Body Snatcher, The Suicide Club, and Other Tales

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    "The Body Snatcher, The Suicide Club, and Other Tales" is a thrilling collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's lesser known novellas and short stories. In this volume you will find the following captivating tales: The Suicide Club, The Rajah's Diamond, The Pavilion On The Links, A Lodging For The Night, The Sire De Malétroit's Door, Providence And The Guitar, The Merry Men, Will O' The Mill, Markheim, Thrawn Janet, Olalla, The Treasure Of Franchard, The Beach Of Falesá, The Bottle Imp, The Isle Of Voices, The Misadventures Of John Nicholson, The Body-Snatcher, and The Story Of A Lie.

    Treasure Island

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    One of the most loved adventure stories of all time, «Treasure Island» is the swashbuckling tale of the search for hidden treasure. When an old sea captain by the name of Billy Bones dies at the inn of Jim Hawkins' parents, Jim 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 a Captain Smollett in search of Treasure Island.