Selected Essays


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ISBN: 0-89526-781-0

Robert Louis Stevenson –best known for his novels Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde–also was an acknowledged master of the English essay. Previously, the reader wishing to know him as an essayist has had to search through out-of-print books and magazines.

Now here is Stevenson’s best–sixteen provocative and charming personal discourses, chosen and introduced by George Scott-Moncrieff. Included are Stevenson’s studies of Thoreau and Whitman, “An Apology for Idlers,” and “The Day After To-Morrow,” his prophetic warning about the dangers of socialism.

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