Two of the greatest novels of the 19th Century are collected together in this double-feature by master storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson!
First, the swashbuckling epic tale of high-seas adventure "Treasure Island." When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map to the legendary pirate Captain Flint's buried treasure, he embarks on an ocean voyage to retrieve it with the help of Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesey and the mischievous sea-cook Long John Silver. When the shipmates on board their vessel are revealed to be pirates themselves, it is up to Jim to rescue the day and take down the conspirators...headed up by Silver himself!
Then, the legendary gothic tale of mayhem and murder, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Mild-mannered lawyer G.J. Utterson learns of a misshapen stranger - a Mr. Hyde - who seems to have his dear friend Dr. Henry Jekyll in his thrall. Attempting to discover the secret of this strange association, Utterson is drawn into a mystery that will lead to deception, an exploration of the duality of man and, ultimately, murder.
Enjoy these two novels of adventure and horror by legendary storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson.
Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson on November 13, 1850) was a Scottish author, poet and travel writer who created some of the greatest works of adventure of the 19th century, including Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as A Child's Garden of Verses, an illustrated book of poetry for children.
Stevenson was an only child, born into a family with a long history of designing and engineering lighthouses, and despite suffering from severe health and respiratory conditions his entire life, managed to travel the globe (in defiance of his doctors' wishes).
Studying both engineering and law, Stevenson rejected both and began to write about his travels instead, eventually trying his hand at fiction, penning several collections of short stories. He finally had his first real success with Treasure Island in 1883, followed swiftly by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped (both published in 1886).
Married to Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, Stevenson eventually settled with her on a large farm in the island of Samoa where he would die, quite suddenly, of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1894 at the age of forty-four.
The Samoan people, who dearly loved Stevenson, buried him on Mount Vaea in Samoa on a spot overlooking the sea and turned his house into a museum which still exists today.