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Bill Gray (Intro.)

Robert Louis Stevenson. Fables. Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Download for e-book or read online.


Christine Alexander and Elaine McPherson (eds)

Robert Louis Stevenson. Early Writings. Sydney, Australia: Juvenilia Press. xl + 63 pp.
The volume includes ‘The History of Moses’ (1856), ‘The Book of Joseph’ (1857), ‘The American Travellers’ (1857), ‘Travels in Perthshire’ (1859), ‘The Antiquities of Midlothian’ and two short travel notes dictated to Cummy in France (1863). The first five have been newly transcribed from the MSS (in the NLS and Beinecke). This is the first publication of ‘The American Travellers’ and ‘Travels in Perthshire’. The former, divided into five chapters, is RLS’s first adventure romance, referred to as ‘The Adventures of Basil’ in ‘Reminiscences of Colinton Manse’ (c. 1872-73). ‘Travels in Perthshire’ records a family visit to Bridge of Allan and visits to Perth and Dundee.


Stuart Campbell (ed.) (2009).

RLS in Love: The Love Poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson. Ed. Stuart Campbell. Dingwall: Sandstone Press, 2009.
[The anthology is divided into three parts: (i) ‘The Swinging Gait of Harlots’: poems written when Stevenson was a young man in Edinburgh; (ii) ‘A Long Despair’: what is described as his ‘passionate but doomed’ relationship with Fanny Sitwell; (iii) ‘The One Illogical Adventure’: poems written during Stevenson’s difficult but equally passionate marriage to his wife, Fanny Osbourne.]



An Apology for Idlers. Harmondsworth: Penguin (Penguin Great Ideas, 76). 978-0141043968. 128 pp.
[Also includes ‘Crabbed Age and Youth’, ‘On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places’, ‘On Falling in Love’.]


Eoin Colfer (intro.)

Treasure Island. Harmondsworth: Puffin Classics. etc.

Children’s author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl, 2001) writes an amusing introduction, and praises S’s book as an archetypal adventure story


Damian Atkinson (ed.) (2008).

The Letters of William Ernest Henley to Robert Louis Stevenson. High Wycombe: Rivendale Press. 400 pp. Hardback. £40.


Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Edith Wharton; Introduction by Diane Johnson (2008).

Atlas Pocket Travelers: France (Travels with a Donkey, Gleanings in France, A Motor-flight through France). New York: Atlas & Co. (Atlas Pocket Travelers, 1). 3 vols.

[‘In this inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane Johnson introduces three masterpieces of travel writing. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey is the notebook he kept during his respite from poor health, tormented love, and inadequate friends—a thoroughly entertaining account of the French people and their country…’ Diane Johnson is a novelist who lives in France and often writes about it.]


Robert Hoskins (ed.) (2008).

Sophia Scarlet and other Pacific Writings. Aukland, NZ: AUT Media.

[Contents: (i) ‘The Bottle Imp’; (ii) the following texts never before published: ‘The Labour Traffic’ (newly discovered by Hoskins), ‘A Samoan Scrapbook’, ‘Talofa, Togarewa!’ and ‘Sophia Scarlet’; (iii) the following previously uncollected texts: ‘Missions in the South Seas’ (previously published 1893, 1901, edited here with reference to the MS), ‘Plain John Wiltshire on the Situation’ (previously privately published, 1989, but here fully corrected), ‘Two Tahitian legends’ (1892), ‘Address to Samoan Students’ (1901, edited here with reference to the manuscript), ‘Address to the Samoan Chiefs’ (1895]


Sutherland, John (Introduction and Notes) (2007).

The Black Arrow. Harmondsworth: Penguin (Penguin Classics). 0141441399. 27 September 2007.


McFarlan, Donald (Introduction and Notes), Alistair Gray (Foreword) (2007).

Kidnapped. Harmondsworth: Penguin (Penguin Classics). 0141441798.

[The Introduction and Notes are actually from the 1994 Penguin edition. The writer of the Foreword does not seem to be Glasgow magic-realist Alastair Gray, author of Lanark, as the Penguin and Amazon sites consistently spell the name Alistair with links to the lesser-known author of Medical Care and Public Health. Another candidate could be Iain A.S. Gray with whom McFarlan has written a couple of books.]


Luckhurst, Roger (Introduction and Notes) (2006).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales. Oxford: Oxford University Press (World’s Classics).

[Introduction: Robert Louis Stevenson – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – The Psychology of the Double – Wider Contexts: Crime, Sex, Class, and Urbanism in the 1880s.  Appendix A: from Henry Maudsley, ‘The Disintegration of the “Ego” ’; Appendix B: from Frederic Myers, ‘The Multiplex Personality’; Appendix C: from W.T. Stead, ‘Has Man Two Minds or One?’.

The previous World’s Classics edition was The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston, edited with an Introduction by Emma Letley, 1987.]


Harris, Jason Marc (Introduction) (2006).

The Master of Ballantrae. New York: Barnes & Noble (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading).


Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (Foreword) (2007).

Treasure Island and Fables. Paris: Zulma.


Taylor, Alan (Introduction), Ian Nimmo (Postscript) (2007).

Kidnapped and Catriona. Edinburgh: Polygon.

[Alan Taylor is a literary journalist and Ian Nimmo recently published Walking with Murder on walking the Kidnapped trail and on the assassination of Colin Campbell.]


Welsh, Louise (Preface), Barry Menikoff (ed., Introduction, Notes and Glossary) (2006).

Kidnapped. Edinburgh: Canongate.

[Barry Menikoff’s 1999 edition based on a transcription of the MS for Young Folks, with an introduction by Louise Welsh. 10,000 copies will be distributed free to schools and libraries during the 2007 ‘one book, one city’ events and promotions when Edinburgh is World City of Literature.]


McCracken-Flesher, Caroline (ed.) (2006).

Kidnapped. New York: Barnes & Noble (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading).
[The text is that of the 1895 Cassell’s edition which incorporates corrections that Stevenson made before his death and which were not incorporated into the Edinburgh edition. The Introduction (pp. xi-xix) discusses David as protagonist (undirected, ordinary, non-idealised); the literary context (Scott, Dickens, Defoe); and the complexity of both the characters and of Scotland itself. Though David measures out Scotland in his travels his ‘encounter with the other works not to fix him in opposition, but to complicate the idea of national and personal character’ and his adventures ‘pose problems of Scottish difference as confusions of personal identity’. Alan Breck is the strange other that is needed to understand ourselves—so that his absence in the end is felt as a lack. The Introduction ends with a brief review of Scottish landscape-travel narratives influenced by Kidnapped—adventure novels (by Broster and Buchan), national fantasies (Dand and Laidlaw) and postmodern novels of Scottish identity (Warner and Kelman).]


McCracken-Flesher, Caroline (ed.) (2006).

Catriona. New York: Barnes & Noble (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading), 2006.
[The Introduction (pp. ix-xix) emphasizes the way David tries to understand the developments of politics and romance that fragment around him—pointing to a ‘condition of modernity’. Stevenson’s experience of politics on Samoa influenced his depiction of the political and social order, the contingency of truth. At the same time he creates a female protagonist, sentimentalized by the narrator David, but of interesting independence and unconventionality.  Modernity is also seen in Stevenson’s images which seem to anticipate later ‘imagism’: ‘Stevenson’s use of imagery, as with his creative use of competing plotlines and ambiguous characterizations, seems to predict twentieth-century writing’ (xviii).]


Guran, Paula (ed.) (2006).

Essays in the Art of Writing and Fables. Books, 2004. 0-9742907-1-8. 140 pp.

Reprints the Chatto collection of essays of 1905 and the Fables.


[there should be an introduction but no information available at the moment on the author of this.]

(2006) Robert Louis Stevenson: Seven Novels. New York: Barnes & Noble (Barnes & Noble’s Library of Essential Writers). 1158 pp. 9780760780121.

[gathers all of the non-collaborative novels - Treasure Island, Prince Otto, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, David Balfour.]


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. New York: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster (Enriched Classics), 2005. ISBN 1416500219.

A short Introduction (ix-xi), Life and Works (xi-xiii), Historical and Literary Context, Notes (93-98), followed by Interpretative Notes(99-108), Critical Excerpts (109-128), Questions for Discussion (129-130).


Danahay, Martin A. (ed.)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2nd edition 2005). Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press (UK: Turpin Distribution)

15 pp. Introduction; Appendices with related writings by RLS (“A Chapter on Dreams,” “Markheim,” letters) and reviews; a section on the stage version of JH; documents about degeneration & crime, London in the 1880’s; select bibliography; modest amount of footnoting

The 2nd edition corrects errors in the first edition (1999) and includes and a new Appendix on “Victorian Psychology” pp. 192-211 (primarily double brain  theory).


Dury, Richard (ed.) (2005).

The Annotated Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Second edition. Genova: ECIG

The second edition corrects some mistakes and includes seventy illustrations and two new Appendixes: an annotated checklist of Jekyll and Hyde  Studies 1993-2004 and annotated listings of derivative works: films, stage versions, comic books, prose retellings, songs and video games.


Valentine, Mark (Introduction) (2004).

The Suicide Club and Other Dark Adventures. Leyburn, N. Yorks.: Tartarus Press. 507+xiv pages. Limited to 400 copies. Price £35/$65 inc. p&p. ISBN 1872621902.

‘The Plague-Cellar’, ‘A Lodging for the Night’, ‘Will o’ the Mill’, The Suicide Club: ‘Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts’, ‘Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk’, ‘The Adventure of the Hansom Cabs’, The Rajah’s Diamond: ‘Story of the Bandbox’, ‘Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders’, ‘Story of the House with the Green Blinds’, ‘The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective’. ‘Thrawn Janet’, ‘The Body Snatcher’, ‘The Merry Men’, ‘Markheim’, ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, ‘Olalla’, ‘The Bottle Imp’, ‘The Isle of Voices’, ‘The Waif Woman’, Fables: ‘The Devil and the Innkeeper’, ‘The Yellow Paint’, ‘The House of Eld’, ‘The Man and his Friend’, ‘The Reader’, ‘The Distinguished Stranger’, ‘Something in it’, ‘Faith’, ‘Half Faith and No Faith at all’, ‘The Touchstone’, ‘The Poor Thing’, ‘The Song of the Morrow’.


Dury, Richard (ed.) (2004).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Includes a long Introduction outlining composition and early reception, an overview of critical interpretations, an analysis of the language of the text and a section on derivative works; the 1886 text of Stevenson’s text; full Explanatory Notes; a transcription of the two incomplete preparatory drafts (correcting mistakes in Veeder’s 1988 transcription); a listing of translations 1886-1936; and ending with Textual Notes covering information on the manuscripts, a detailed narration of the composition and first publication, and a list of variant readings between MS and the 1886 London and New York editions.


Holmes, Richard (introductions), Nick Hardcastle (ill.)

Travels with Robert Louis Stevenson. 3 vols: An Inland Voyage and Other European Tales; Across the Plains, and Travels from Scotland to California; In the South Seas. London: Folio Society.


MacLachlan, Christopher (ed.) (2004).

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes and The Amateur Emigrant. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 0141439467.

Introduction pp.xiii-xlii. Travels with a Donkey is taken from the Waverely Edition (1924); the notes indicate some of the more significant variations and omissions from the journal kept on the journey. The Amateur Emigrant is based on the Tusitala Edition with originally-suppressed passages (included in the text in angle brackets) from Hart’s 1966 edition. Notes pp. 229-269


Hubbard, Tom and Duncan Glen (eds.) (2003).

Stevenson’s Scotland. Edinburgh: The Mercat Press.

A collection of texts by Stevenson on Scotland: extracts from fiction, from letters to his mother, and essays. The latter include two hitherto unpublished texts from the Beinecke Library at Yale: ‘Antiquities of Midlothian’, based on a visit to Craigmillar Castle and Corstorphine Church (dictated to his mother in 1861), and ‘The Water of Leith’ (late 1890 or early 1891).


Lewis, Roger C. (ed.) (2003)

The Collected Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

the three volumes of poetry published in Stevenson’s lifetime plus the 1895 posthumous volume on which he had worked; then ‘The Private Printings of S. L. Osbourne & Co.’; and finally ‘Selected Poems’ from mss (including a few previously unpublished). Indispensible’ (James Campbell, TLS)


Davidson, Jenny (ed.) (2003)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories. New York: Barnes & Noble (Barnes & Noble Classics Series). Another edition, 2004, 1593081316 (paperback). Another edition, 2005; ISBN 1593083505 (hardback).


Linehan, Katherine (ed.) (2003)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: an authoritative text, backgrounds and context, performance adaptations, criticism, edited by Katherine Linehan. New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company (Norton Critical Editions), 2003. 0-393-97465-0. 222 + xv pp.

The volume consists of a careful transcription of the first London edition of the text, together with ‘Markhiem’ (as published in volume form) over forty extracts from other texts by Stevenson, contemporaries and later scholars, together with a Textual Appendix (with transcriptions of the most important Ms. variants), summaries of major performance adaptations and a select bibliography. One of the attractions of the volume are the introductions to the sections and individual extracts, together with the generous footnotes and captions to the illustrations – all showing the results of detailed research.

A concise (5 pp.) Preface emphasizes the complexity of the text and the variety of interpretations before giving an overview of the volume. The section on ‘Composition and Production’ includes an interesting new letter from Stevenson to T.R. Sullivan discovered in the archives of the American Antiquarian Society (pp. 85-6); ‘Reception’ includes extracts from ten contemporary reviews. Then follow three sections are devoted to Contexts: Literary (the Double, Scottish devil tales, and Gothic monstrosity), Scientific (degeneration, multiple personality, substance addiction, the situation of the homosexual), and Sociohistorical (divisions in Victorian London, Victorian hypocrisy). The section on Performance Adaptations has three extracts about stage and film adaptations followed by a list of eleven important adaptations (each with about half a page of comments on aspects of plot and visual presentation). The last major section is devoted to Criticism: short extracts from Chesterton and Nabakov, and longer ones from Garret (on multiplicity and instability of meaning), Brantlinger (about mass literacy) and Linehan (on secrecy and the exclusion of the feminine).


Robinson, Roger (2003).

Robert Louis Stevenson: His Best Pacific Writings, selection, introduction and commentaries by Roger Robinson; foreword by Albert Wendt. Aukland, NZ: Streamline Creative (also listed as Bess Press). 1-5-7306.171.9. Also by Intl Specialized Book Service Inc (2004), 70223429X.


Menikoff, Barry (ed.) (2002).

The Complete Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and nineteen other tales, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Barry Menikoff. New York: The Modern Library, 2002. 0-375-76135-7. $14.95. 818 + liii pp.

All of Stevenson’s published non-collaborative shorter fiction (short stories and novellas, excluding the Fables) in the texts of the volumes printed in his lifetime (and, for three of the uncollected stories, of the first

 Vailima Edition, 1912). Exceptions are ‘Markheim’, ‘The Isle of Voices’ and ‘The Beach of Falesà’ which are the from of the final manuscripts with the minimum of emendations, and the uncollected ‘An Old Song’ from the edition by Roger Swearingen. The collection expands the selection in Menikoff’s  Tales from the Prince of  Storytellers (1993), which excludes the novellas, the uncollected stories and several others.

A long (40-page) Introduction (an expanded version of the Introduction to Tales from…, with section 5 basically new) outlines, in vigorous prose, why Stevenson is a writer of interest and relevance for readers today. Among other achievements, this most versatile of writers was associated with the emergence of the modern short story in Britain, taking inspiration from America (Hawthorne and Poe) and France (Mérimée and Gautier) to create his own kind of ‘art story with a moral’. One characteristic of these stories is that they are centred on solitary characters (in a desolate landscape), often readers and voyeurs (like the reader – like the writer) who nevertheless get caught up in moral issues. A second important characteristic is that, though such a situations seem to involve decision and choice, much is ruled by chance, and the apparent meaning of ‘good and evil forces’ is always undermined. And if human will and meaning in the universe is here called into question, so also is individual identity, not by any simple duality (as popular interpretation would have it) but by dualities that are complex and indeterminate. The endings of Stevenson’s stories (which refuse to end neatly) are consonant with this epistemic doubt. And though he represents memorable sensation (for example the suddenness of sexual attraction at first sight) with admirable brevity and clarity, still ‘the lucidity of the style conceals the complexity of the meaning’. 

Brief notes and a Scots glossary end the volume, together with – a ‘bonus track’ – 7 pages listing the words for which Stevenson is cited in the OED.


Mighall, Robert (ed.) (2002).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror. London: Penguin (Penguin Classics).

The text is a careful transcription of the 1886 London edition, correcting the few substantial mistakes and quite heavy scattering of changes in punctuation of the previous standard 1979 Penguin edition (which derives from the Tusitala edition). Long introduction (ix-xxxviii), an essay ‘Diagnosing Jekyll: The Scientific Context to Dr Jekyll’s Experiment and Mr Hyde’s Embodiement’ pp. 145-161 (with subsections ‘Double-consciousness’, ‘Moral Insanity’, ‘Criminal Responsibility’, and ‘Sexual Perversion’), Notes. Also: ‘The Body Snatcher’, ‘Olalla’, ‘A Chapter on Dreams’ (abridged). The cover illustration is a fascinating and eerie composite photograph: ‘Members of the Family of Arthur Batut’ (1886).


Phelps, William Lyon (ed.) (2002).

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson. Honolulu: University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 0898758025. Pp. 208.


Sawyers, June Skinner (ed), Ian Bell (Foreword) (2002).

Dreams of Elsewhere: Selected Travel Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. Glasgow: Neil Wilson/The In Pinn. £15, $22.92. Hardcover. ISBN 1903238625


Kidnapped. London: Penguin (Puffin Books). ISBN 0-14-143932-7

Dedication to Charles Baxter; no introduction or notes.


Menikoff, Barry (ed.), Margot Livesey (Introduction) (2001).

Kidnapped: or, The Lad with the Silver Button. New York: Modern Library/Random House.

A paperback edition of Menikoff’s hardback edition (Huntington Library Press, 1999) based on the MS for Young Folks.


Pirè, Luciana (ed. and with an Introduction by) (2001).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Firenze: Giunti.

Introduction pp 5-12


Hubbard, Tom & Claire (eds.), ill. Sheila Cant (2000).

Robert Louis Stevenson: Poems for Children. Edinburgh: Mercat Press (Scots Verse for Children Series). (ISBN: 184183 0143; Price: £6.99).

Claire, who acted as consultant for the choice, is Tom's 10-year-old daughter; the anthology includes the Child's Garden and a range of other poems that appeal to children


McCrae, John (ed.) (2000).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Penguin (Penguin Student Edition). ISBN 0-14-081786 –7 (with audio CD – extracts from 3 chapters c. 70 mins: 0-14-081787 –5)

uses the 1979 Penguin text; Introduction vi-xii; Language Notes and Activities; Further Activities and Study Questions; Chapter Summaries; Character Notes; Critical Responses 99-102; Suggestions for Further Reading


Seelye, John (ed.) (1999).

Treasure Island. London: Penguin (Penguin Classics). ISBN 0-14-043768 –1.

Introduction vii-xxvi which discusses in particular ‘the complex ways in which Stevenson wove together a romantic fabric from materials derived from American stories and scenes’ (Irving, Cooper, Twain), advocates the Californian inspiration for the Treasure Island landscape (though doesn’t mention Michel Le Bris’ contribution here). No Note on the Text. Two Appendices: ‘My First Book’ and ‘Wolfert Webber, or Golden Dreams’ from the ‘Money Diggers’ section of Washington Irving’s Tales of a Traveller.


Danahay, Martin A. (ed.) (1999).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press (UK: Turpin Distribution)

15 pp. Introduction; Appendices with related writings by RLS ("A Chapter on Dreams," "Markheim," letters) and reviews; a section on the stage version of J&H; documents about degeneration & crime, London in the 1880's; select bibliography; modest amount of footnoting


Prayers written at Vailima. Pacific Palisades, California: The Melville Press, 1999.

A fine printing of the Stevenson prayers, illustrated with original lino cuts by Catherine Kanner. With letterpress printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press in Seattle and a Bembo typeface on Hiromi-Sansui paper which has been handbound by Allwyn O’Mara. Limited edition of 200, signed on the colophon by the illustrator.


Middleton, Tim (Introduction and Notes) (1999).

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with The Merry Men & Other Tales and Fables. Ware, Herts.: Worsworth Classics. £1.99. 9781853260612.

A Reissue of the 1993 selection with an Introduction and notes. Apart from the two works named in the title, the volume contains ‘Markheim’, ‘Thrawn Janet’, ‘Olalla’ and ‘The Treasure of Franchard’.


Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (ed.) (1999).

L'île au trésor. Paris: Gallimard (la bibliothèque Gallimard). Transl. by Jacques Papy (1974). School edition with many notes and commentaries, of interest to scholars as well as juvenile readers


Glenda Norquay (ed.) (1999).

Stevenson on Fiction. An Anthology of Literary and Critical Essays. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP Fourteen annotated essays with an Introduction. The latter is divided into the following sections: (i) Realism versus Romance, (ii) Reading as a writer and reading as a reader, (iii) Imagination and the child, (iv) Literary production, (v) The Popular, (vi) Influences, (vii) The Modern


Menikoff, Barry (ed.) (1999).

Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped or the Lad with the Silver Button. Los Angeles: Huntington Library Press. ISBN 0-87328-177-2. Introduction (46 pp.); Close transcription of final text of Stevenson's holograph (Huntington Library HM2410, only obvious spelling mistakes corrected, includes many Scots words and colloquialisms edited out of the first book edition); Ch. 28-30 (not in the ms.) from the Young Folks text; (vi) Notes, Glossary of Scots words, Gazetteer.

The Introduction deals with the following points: S's brief, visual style belongs to a parallel tradition to mainstream literary novel - Is it a text for children? - deals with fear and learning to face it - immediacy given by memorable details - through the topographical plot S contributes to Scottish national culture - descriptions mainly by suggestive detail of by mood and atmosphere - David learns truths of life - his uncertainty, confusion and ignorance - telling details in the economical portrayal of Ransome and Ebenezer - humour - S appreciated for his style - his use of Scots in K - David's experience of Gaelic and Southern English.


Neider, Charles (ed., Intro.) (1969, 1998)

The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, with a selection of the best short novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. Reprinted with minor corrections, New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.


Rennie, Neil (ed.) (1998).

In the South Seas. London : Penguin

includes introduction & notes


Katz, Wendy R. (ed.) (1998).

Treasure Island. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (The Centenary Edition).

20 pp of introduction, 20 pp. of explanatory notes, appendices, variants between the Young Folks (1881-2) and the 1883 version, textual notes etc.

The Introduction deals with the following points: history of the composition, publication, immediate reception; Young Folks and first edition compared; reception; sources of elements in the narrative, intertextuality; Silver and Jim (in the work and in literary context); moral authority in TI & ideology; afterlife


Hart, Francis Russell (?1998).

Tales of Adventure. Edinburgh: Canongate.

Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, 'The House of Eld', 'The Song of the Morrow', 'Will O' the Mill', 'The Treasure of Franchard', 'The Sire de Maletroit's Door'


Letley, Emma (ed.) (1998).

Treasure Island. Oxford: Oxford World's Classics.


Calder, Angus (ed.) (1998).

Selected Poems. London: Penguin (Penguin Classics).

Includes four poems rejected by Janet Adam Smith (1959 & 1971) and does not follow her distinction between ‘Light Verse’ and the other poems; some chronology amended with the help of Booth & Mehew’s Letters, otherwise follows J.A. Smith’s texts with a few emendations; the Notes clarify dates and the circumstances of production of the poems.


Calder, Jenni (1997).

Robert Louis Stevenson: Poetry. London: Dent (Everymans Poetry Library) (ISBN: 0460878093), $3.50.

a selection


Miller, Karl (ed.) (1997).

Weir of Hermiston. London: Penguin Classics


Poole, Adrian (ed.) (1996).

The Master of Ballantrae. London: Penguin (Penguin Classics).ISBN 0-14-043446-1

Interesting Introduction (which emphasises the narrative’s fakenesses and falsities) vii-xxvi; Note on the Text (follows the text of the Edinburgh Edition); ‘Editor’s’ Preface; Appendix, ‘Note to The Master of Ballantrae’; Notes; Textual Variants (the most significant differences between the EE text and the Scribner’s serial and the first English edition). The Chapters are unnumbered (as in the EE and as in Jekyll and Hyde).


*** (1996).

A Footnote to History : Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa


Harman, Claire (ed..) (1996).

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : And Other Stories. London: Everyman's Library


Jolly, Roslyn (ed. with an introduction and notes) (1996).

South Sea Tales. Oxford: Oxford paperbacks (World's Classics, reissued 1999 as Oxford World's Classics).

includes all the Pacific stories: 'The Beach of Falesà', 'The Bottle Imp', 'The Isle of Voices', The Ebb-Tide, and also 'The Cart-Horse and the Saddle-Horse', and 'Something In It'; good introduction and notes


Daiches, David (ed. and introduced by) (1995).

The Ebb-Tide. London: Everyman Paperbacks.


Hinchcliffe, Peter and Catherine Kerrigan (eds.) (1995).

The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and a Quartette. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (The Centenary Edition).

24 pp of introduction, 19 pp. of explanatory notes, 18 pp of textual notes

 more information on this edition


Kerrigan, Catherine (ed.) (1995).

Weir of Hermiston. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (The Centenary Edition).

20 pp of introduction, 10 pp. of explanatory notes, appendices, drafts, textual notes etc.
Review: Burkhard Niederhoff (1996). Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 21 (1996): 323-25.


Swearingen, Roger (ed. and introduced by) (1995).

The New Lighthouse on the Dhy Heartach Rock, Argyllshire. St. Helena, CA: The Silverado Museum.


Wolf, Leonard (written and edited by) (1995).

The Essential Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Including the Complete Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Plume/Penguin USA. (ISBN: 0452269695).

Introduction 27 pp (popular impressions of JH from film versions; biographical background); text with footnotes; the appendices contain 4 related short stories by RLS; a text by Gautier; plans of J's house; contemporary reviews; filmography and stage versions by Nancy C. Hanger


Calder, Jeni & Roderick Watson (Introductions)

The Scottish Novels: Kidnapped / Catriona / The Master of Ballantrae / Weir of Hermiston. Edinburgh: Canongate Books.


Steele, Karen (ed.) (1994).

The Sayings of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Duckworth.

available (from Amazon, Grantham Park Services, and Books International) on a print-to-order basis, even for a single copy.



Bell, Ian (ed.) (1994).

The Complete Short Stories. Edinburgh: Mainstream.

'The Centenary Edition'; presents the stories in strict chronological order, rather than according to the volumes in which they were originally printed


Hann, Tom (ill.) (1994)

The Bottle Imp. ***: Tree Garden Workshop.


McFarlan, Donald (ed.) (1994).

Kidnapped. Harmondsworth. Penguin.


Jim Murphy (1993).

Across America on an Emigrant Train. New York: Houghton Mifflin/ Clarion Books

A retelling with quotations of the ʻAcross the Plainsʼ section of The Amateur Emigrant with explanatory background and interpretation, accompanied by period photographs and engravings. The book has won several US childrenʼs literature awards and notifications.


Menikoff, Barry (ed. with an introduction) (1993).

Tales from the Prince of Storytellers. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University.

Long introduction on RLS and the short story 'Fable, Fiction and Modernism'; includes 'The Isle of Voices' in the text of the original ms. and 'Markheim' in the ms. version closest to the text as it appeared in The Broken Shaft, 1885


Dury, Richard (ed. with an introduction and notes) (1993).

The Annotated Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Milan: Guerini.

Gathers together and comments on interpretations of the text; notes pay special attention to the 'strange language'


Harman, Claire (ed.) (1993).

Essays and Poems. London: Dent (Everyman's Library) (ISBN: 0460872249), $7.95.


Letley, Emma (ed.) (1993).

Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes, and Selected Travel Writings. Oxford: OUP (World's Classics) (ISBN: 0192826298).

other travel writings are: An Inland Voyage, Miscellaneous Essays, Memories of Fontainebleau, Swiss Notes


Royle, Trevor (ed. and introduced by) (1993).

Travels with a Donkey, An Island Voyage and The Silverado Squatters. London: Everyman Paperbacks.


Harman, Claire (ed. and introduced by) (1992).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories. London: Everyman Paperbacks.


Harman, Claire (ed. and introduced by) (1992).

The Master of Ballantrae and Weir of Hermiston. London: Everyman Paperbacks


Stoneley, Peter (1991).

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Collected Shorter Fiction. ?Edinburgh/?New York: Robinson/Carroll & Graf.


Calder, Jenni (ed. with an introduction by) (1990).

Memories and Portraits. Glasgow: Richard Drew.


Calder, Jenni (new ending) & R.J. Storey (foreword) (1990).

St. Ives. Glasgow: Richard Drew.


Oates, Joce Carol (ed.) (1990).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Lincoln: U Nebraska P.


Kenneth Simpson (intro and notes) (1989).

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other fantastic tales. Naples: Il tripode


Mehew, Ernest (ed) (1989).

The Wrong Box: the authentic text. London: Nonesuch.


Mann, David D. & Susan Garland Mann (eds.) (1989).

'The Enchantress'. The Georgia Review 43iii: 551-4 ('Introduction'), 554-568 (text).


Gelder, Kenneth (ed.) (1989, 1994).

The Scottish Stories and Essays. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP.

"the preface and the annotations together with the original texts which make up the real value of the anthology as a whole… a subtle and extremely informative introduction to the book, in which he delineates the close links between essays and short stories" -from a review by Joachim Schwend


Calder, Jenni (1989).

Kidnapped. Edinburgh: Cannongate.


Calder, Jenni (1989).

Catriona. Edinburgh: Cannongate.


Treglown, Jeremy (ed.) (1988).

The Lantern Bearers and other essays. London: Chatto & Windus.


Treglown, Jeremy (ed.) (1987).

In the South Seas. London: The Hogarth Press.


Letley, Emma (ed.) (1987).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston. Oxford. OUP.


Watson, Roderick (intro.) (1986).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Edinburgh: Canongate. A centenary edition; ill. by Harry Horse.


Letley, Emma (ed.) (1986).

Kidnapped and Catriona. Oxford. OUP.


Noble, Andrew (1985).

From the Clyde to California. Robert Louis Stevenson's Emigrant Journey. Aberdeen: Aberdeen UP. [follows Swearingen’s transcription of the MS, but arranged as in 1895 edtion; includes many illustrations.]


Letley, Emma (ed.) (1985).

Treasure Island. Oxford. OUP.


Menikoff, Barry (ed.) (1984).

Robert Louis Stevenson and the The Beach of Falesà: A Study in Victorian Publishing, with the Original Text. Stanford U P/Edinburgh UP.


Daiches, David (ed. with an introduction by) (1983).

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes. Edinburgh: Salamander Press.


Roger G. Swearingen (ed) (1982).

"An Old Song"...and..."Edifying Letters of the Rutherford Family". Hamden, Conn/Paisley, Scotland: Archon/Wilfion.


Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. London: Cave, 1980. [Facsimile reprint of the 1st edition]


Calder, Jenni (ed.) (1979).

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Harmonsworth: Penguin.


Swearingen, Roger G. (ed.) (1976-7).

The Amateur Emigrant. Ashland: Lewis Osborne.


Hart, James D. (1966).

From Scotland to Silverado. Cambridge: Belknap/Harvard. [The text of the Edinburgh Edition (1895) intercalated with passages from Stevenson’s MS; includes ‘San Carlos Day’ and a previously-unpublished fragment on Simoneau’s restaurant.; also the essays on Monterey and San Francisco, and the periodical version of The Silverado Squatters]


Smith, Janet Adam (ed. with intro and notes) (1951).

Collected Poems. London/New York: Rupert Hart-Davis/Viking (1951, 2nd ed 1971).

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