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Robert Louis Stevenson Books In Order

Publication Order of Adventures Of David Balfour Books

Kidnapped (1886) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catriona (1893) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Treasure Island (1883) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Box (1889) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrecker (1892) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ebb Tide (1894) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weir of Hermiston (1896) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Ives (1897) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master of Ballantrae (1897) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lowden Sabbath Morn (1898) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Fogs (1907) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will O' The Mill (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Arrow (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beach of Falesa (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Wakey Wakey Machine (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the critically acclaimed authors from Scotland, who was well known for writing some of the popular works based on the poetry, fiction, and travel genres. He was highly praised and celebrated as an author, but in spite of that he was treated as a second class novelist following the events of the First World War by top class authors like Virginia Woolf. However, his praise and popularity returned soon when writers like Oxford Inking labeled Louis as a writer, having a high level of imaginative power and literary skills. Author Louis received an immense success from his 1883 novel titled Treasure Island. In addition to being an acclaimed author, he was also a noted poet, novelist, travel writer, and essayist. At present, he stands in the 26th position in the list of the most translated writers all over the world. The works of author Louis have been appreciated by numerous prominent authors. He was influenced to take to writing from the popular works of Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Walter Scott, James Hogg, Edgar Allan Poe, John Galt, Nathaniel Hawthorne, etc. Author Louis was born on November 13, 1850; and died on December 3, 1894. His birth took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Louis modified his name at the age of 18. His family had the profession of lighthouse designing. Louis attended the Mr Henderson School in Edinburgh. But, because of his poor health he could not be in school for long. Therefore, most of his schooling was done at home. Later, he joined the Edinburgh Academy for boys. In 1867, he enrolled himself at the Edinburgh University for studying engineering. However, he had no interest in this field. Most of his time at the university was spent with the students of a debating club.

Louis made some important friends at that time. Among them were the likes of Charles Baxter, who went on to become his financial agent later. In a number of aspects, author Louis kept on moving away from the traditions of his family and his upbringing. He switched over to the more Bohemian style of dressing and wore long hair. Louis was never interested in attending parties. Rather, he liked to go to cheap brothels and pubs. In the later parts of his life, he rejected Christianity and claimed to have become an atheist. Louis had joined the LJR Club along with his cousin named Bob. The motto of this club was to disregard everything that the parents of the member had taught them. When his father came to know about this, he began questioning his beliefs. And after the truth came out, there was a long period of dissent between Louis and his parents. During the 1870s, author Louis traveled extensively in various parts of Europe, which inspired him to take up writing. He met a number of people who inspired him to develop his novels. It is believed that more than half of the original manuscripts written by Louis have been lost. Even his heirs chose to sell his papers after his death. A number of his documents were given away in auction in the year 1918. Author Louis had a great interest in music and liked to play flageolet, violin, flute, mandolin, guitar, clarinet, and piano. He had also written more than 123 musical compositions. Louis had composed around 10 songs for his poetry with original melodies.

Robert Louis Stevenson has written numerous standalone books and short stories in his writing career. He also wrote a series called David Balfour, which comprised of two novels. A successful novel written by him is titled as ‘The Master of Ballantrae’. It was published in 1889. Author Louis has set the plot of this book in Scotland at the time of the year 1745. He has described the story of the Jacobite Rebellion, which took place in the wilderness of the North America and in the exotic regions of the French Indies. Louis has described the hero of this story as a compelling and horrifying study of the fiction of the nineteenth century. He is depicted as James Durie, the Ballantree Master. The central plot of this book’s story deals with the infective influence that James Durie has on the less attractive and younger brother named Henry and even on Henry’s wife named Alison. Author Louis has also mentioned the James’ influence on a number of other characters whom he has employed to present the experiences of dealing with the ruthless, evil, and charming man. This book was highly appreciated by numerous readers all over the world. Author Louis was praised for his dedicated efforts in coming up with this story. The critics lauded him with great reviews and motivated him to write many more interesting books in the future. However, in spite writing rich stories he was not praised much initially. The other writers treated him as a second rated writer. But, as time passed by, Louis started receiving respect for his hard work.

Another important book written by Robert Stevenson is entitled ‘The Black Arrow’. It was released in 2001 by the Adamant Corporation, after it was first published in 1888. This book features the lead characters as Richard ‘Dick’ Shelton, Richard III, and Joann Sedley, and the story is set in England, The United Kingdom. The book was originally set in a periodical adventure fiction for boys. Author Louis has depicted the swashbuckling portrait of the journey of a young man, who goes on to discover the hidden hero inside himself. Dick Shelton is seen getting caught in the middle of a war in England. He finds that his loyalties are tested as he is torn between his guardian, who goes on to betray him, and the leader of a fellowship kept as a secret. Later, Shelton finds himself drawn very deep into the conspiracy. In order to stay safe and alive, Dick Shelton must be able to distinguish between his friends and enemies and must confront shipwreck, war, murder, forbidden love, revenge. In such testing times, the crown of England is also getting threatened to get toppled. This book turned out to be an interesting adventure story full of revenge, action, and suspense. Author Louis has also added the element of forbidden love in the story, which makes it an even more interesting read. The way Louis has sketched the character of Dick Shelton, it makes it a memorable one. It appears to be liked by any reader who has interests in reading about such characters.

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