The Story of a Lie
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
Number of pages: 124
Young Dick Naseby abroad in Paris meets 'The Admiral', a failed artist,drunkard and reprobate. On return to his fathers estate, he chances to meet the beautiful Esther-who happens to be the Admirals daughter. Falling in love he is loath to despoil her romantic notions of her long lost father. But when he returns, things start to fall apart...
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Chatto & Windus
In Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of father-son confrontation, the father, Adam Weir, is modelled on Lord Braxfield, the eighteenth-century 'hanging judge'. But the novel is unfinished. Stevenson was working on Weir the day he died.
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Scott-Thaw
Stevenson's exploration of human evil, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is a synonym for the split personality. This dark fantasy is a product of its time, based on theories of evolution, class, and the secrets of the soul.
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne - Longmans,Green & Co.
A black comedy novel first published in 1889. The story is about two brothers who are the last two surviving members of a tontine. The book is notable for being the first of three novels that Stevenson co-wrote with Osbourne, who was his stepson.
by Robert Louis Stevenson - Charles Scribner's Sons
This is Robert Louis Stevenson's historical romance set during the War of the Roses. The time is 15th century England, and Richard Shelton, the young hero, overcomes one obstacle after another in his quest to rescue Joanna, his love.