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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Robert Louis Stevenson, (1850 - 1894), was born in Edinburgh. His life has always held a fascinating romantic attraction, especially for his contemporaries. His mercurial temperament, expressed so eloquently with his flashing pen, was best revealed when he took up a cause in defense of justice. Although known primarily for the novels Kidnapped and Treasure Island, his works are by no means reserved for the youth market. To be sure, there is an element of adventure and excitement present in many of his works, including the ones here. But these stories are also powerful works of great intellectual concentration by a master at the height of his powers. Few have equaled the charm and exuberant energy of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Markheim is the story of a man whose life is spiraling out of control. While Markheim is involved in a crime, a visitor suddenly appears on the scene who seems to know everything about him.

In A Lodging for the Night a dissolute Parisian student finds himself forced into accepting the favors of a venerable and respected knight on a cold winter's evening in 1456. The ensuing dinner conversation is spellbinding.

The Body Snatcher is a supernatural thriller of crime and revenge. An anatomy class needs subjects, and two students become more deeply involved in their procurement than they had planned. A gothic masterpiece!

Stevenson: An Essay, by Edmund Gosse, is the last item on this volume. It is an excellent review of Stevenson's brief life, and it is beautifully written by one who knew the great author personally.

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