Search Results: "Robert Louis Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nonetheless, Stevenson's charm is visible in every letter and essay quoted in this noteworthy biography. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In time for the centenary of Stevenson's death, this weighty biography ballasts the romantic version of his life, from his wild youth in Edinburgh to his exile in Samoa, with an integrated appreciation of Scotland's best writer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Consistently entertaining, whether from a transcontinental railway car, a sickbed in France, or an overcrowded writing desk."
These five years' worth of Stevenson's letters fill up another two volumes of an intense and concentrated correspondence reflecting a short life. Read full book review >

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Released: July 13, 1994

"To read Stevenson gaining confidence in his art is to understand the humble yet unerring precision that invests all of his great fiction so memorably."
In the centenary year of his death, one of the best letter writers in English receives his due in the hands of Stevenson authorities Booth (d. 1968) and Mehew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUIS by Philip Callow
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

"These stylistic tics, along with strained comparisons with the subjects of Callow's other biographies, suggest that the author is addressing no audience other than himself."
Another literary biography from an English novelist who has taken on Chekhov, Lawrence, and Whitman in the past. Read full book review >

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MY SHADOW by Robert Louis Stevenson
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A brief, favorite poem expanded by lively watercolors in Rand's familiar, popular style, depicting children of many races and countries (readers are left to guess locales). Read full book review >

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BLOCK CITY by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not much to choose between the two interpretations, but it's a poem that every child should have an opportunity to know. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
Echoing Ashley Wolff's 1988 approach to Stevenson's poetic tribute to the power of imagination, Kirk begins with neatly drawn scenes of a child in a playroom, assembling large wooden blocks into, "A kirk and a mill and a palace beside, / And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride." Read full book review >

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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NOD by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A warm reminder that adventures await, no further away than the nearest pillow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child confined indoors by an injury tumbles off to dreamland in this surreal but comforting edition of the classic short poem. Read full book review >

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"And not much popular appeal, either, unless classics adapted in this form are actively being sought. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up)"
Two comic-book veterans condense Stevenson's well-known psychological thriller into 40 pages in this slim graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2010

"Avast! Young mateys not ready for the original will get an eyeful, an earful and a taste of the timeless pirate adventure that awaits. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A rousing abridgment of the classic tale is buoyed by atmospheric sound effects and hearty digital surprises. Read full book review >