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  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library Inc (21 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375761357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375761355
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By -tjm- on 30 Sept. 2013
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Stevenson was a fantastic writer of short stories - it's sad that in this world of multiple distractions probably not many people get around to reading them. I particularly liked Will O' The Mill - a poignant semi ghost story, well worth reading and remembering. The Ebb Tide is another great tale, written in collaboration, which is maybe why it doesn't feature in this collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good edition of a wonderful collection of stories 31 Aug. 2011
By Surajit A. Bose - Published on
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This volume brings together all Stevenson's short stories and novellas. Yes, it doesn't have his full-length works such as The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, Treasure Island, etc., but I disagree with the reviewer who gave it two stars on that account. As far as I know, in common usage, the term "stories" means short stories, and doesn't encompass "novels."

I've read "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" more times than I can remember, and never tire of it. Nothing else in this volume is quite as memorable--there's a reason Jekyll and Hyde is his best-known work. But Stevenson is one of the great stylists of the English language, and the rest of the stories are just as superbly written. Many of the stories are comic, many are action-packed, and all are eminently enjoyable. I particularly like "The Bottle Imp" and "Will o'the Mill." The introduction by Barry Menikoff provides an appreciative analysis of Stevenson's work, and the notes to each story are helpful.

This edition is preferable to The Complete Short Stories Of Robert Louis Stevenson: With A Selection Of The Best Short Novels, edited by Charles Neider. The latter is a good bit more expensive, while inexplicably leaving out a number of stories.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
This book deserves a review 30 Oct. 2006
By In Tune - Published on
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I'm currently reading this book and I've really enjoyed it so far. I thought I'd take a look on here to see what other people thought, and to my surprise, there were no reviews. Well, I'm here to fix that.

I picked this up mainly because I wanted to read Jeckyll & Hyde, which turned out to be an entertaining (and also thought provoking) tale. I've read several of the other short stories over the past few weeks, and they're all well done. If you're even a little interested in Stevenson, I recommend taking a look at this edition. You get a great price, plenty of stories, and a cool-looking cover to boot--can't beat it!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Excellent purchase 3 July 2007
By G. R. Blanco - Published on
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2 sides of the review:
Stevenson: a genius. Very engaging, very smart. If you're new to Stevenson, start with Jekyll & Hyde.
The book: Good paper quality, and binding. Not the best in the world, but very good value for the money.
I bought it as a present, and liked it so much I bought it for myself too :)
In short, a must if you're interested in 19th century fiction.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good Value 17 Aug. 2010
By Bernard - Published on
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This has proved to be an excellent purchase for a friend who is a lover of well written stories. The excellent introduction by Barry Menikoff and the informative notes truly help the reader in their appreciation of these stories.
Gems from a master storyteller 28 Feb. 2015
By I. Sondel - Published on
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I've already read THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE and THE BODY SNATCHER and am just about to start THE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS aka THE SUICIDE CLUB - I can hardly wait. Stevenson for me is to be placed alongside Doyle and Wells - their work is so good it transcends categorization - they were simply GREAT writers - which is why their work endures.
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