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  • De vermaarde arts dr. Henry Jekyll vindt een middel uit dat de kwade kant van zijn persoonlijkheid, die hij Edward Hyde noemt, oproept. Met een tegengif kan hij terugkeren naar zijn goede ik, maar dit tegengif wordt steeds minder effectief. Hierdoor kan hij zijn kwade evenbeeld steeds minder in toom houden, met alle gevolgen van dien.

  • Recently orphaned 17-year-old David leaves his home on the Scottish countryside to seek out a rich uncle he has never met. The uncle, as it turns out, is paranoid and unpleasant, and before David can claim his inheritance he is knocked out and taken to sea to be sold as a slave in America. So begins Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, Kidnapped (1886), a breathlessly exciting story for fans of action and suspense, and a story about two very different types of Scotsmen.

  • Gabriel Utterson firsts hears about Mr. Hyde while on an evening walk with a friend. A sinister-looking man, Mr. Hyde is said to have violently trampled a young girl on the street for no reason. Not prone to gossip, Utterson leaves the matter be. But when he discovers that his good friend and client, Dr. Jekyll, paid off the girl's parents on Mr. Hyde's behalf, his inner alarm bells go off. What, exactly, is the connection between two such opposite people? Initially sold as a cheap and superficial read, Robert Louis Stevenson's novella, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1886), didn't receive its rightful praise until a review is The Times made the sales skyrocket. Soon, a popular stage production in London was forced to shut down because the audience found the play so believable, they suspected the actors and creator of being linked to the murders by the notorious, unidentified serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

  • When an old sea captain dies mysteriously in his parent's inn, young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map in the captain's possessions that will spark a wild and adventures treasure hunt. Joined by a handful of untrustworthy pirates, he meets the antagonistic Long John Silver, a character whose fame transcends the tale. With Treasure Island (1883), author Robert Louis Stevenson invented the modern image of the pirate, without which we likely wouldn't have experienced Johnny Depp as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. For more than a hundred years, Treasure Island has been finding its way to the screen. The first non-silent movie adaptation was directed by Victor Fleming, the director of The Wizard of Oz (1939).

  • Robert Louis Stevenson schreef de zwarte komedie De verkeerde kist samen met zijn stiefzoon, met wie hij nog twee romans schreef. Het boek gaat over twee broers die de laatste overlevenden zijn van een investeringsplan waarbij de laatste nog levende deelnemer al het geld van de anderen krijgt uitgekeerd.



    Het boek werd in 1966 verfilmd met Michael Caine in de hoofdrol.

  • De vermaarde arts dr. Henry Jekyll vindt een middel uit dat de kwade kant van zijn persoonlijkheid, die hij Edward Hyde noemt, oproept. Met een tegengif kan hij terugkeren naar zijn goede ik, maar dit tegengif wordt steeds minder effectief. Hierdoor kan hij zijn kwade evenbeeld steeds minder in toom houden, met alle gevolgen van dien.

  • Recently orphaned 17-year-old David leaves his home on the Scottish countryside to seek out a rich uncle he has never met. The uncle, as it turns out, is paranoid and unpleasant, and before David can claim his inheritance he is knocked out and taken to sea to be sold as a slave in America. So begins Robert Louis Stevenson`s adventure novel, Kidnapped (1886), a breathlessly exciting story for fans of action and suspense, and a story about two very different types of Scotsmen.

  • Gabriel Utterson firsts hears about Mr. Hyde while on an evening walk with a friend. A sinister-looking man, Mr. Hyde is said to have violently trampled a young girl on the street for no reason. Not prone to gossip, Utterson leaves the matter be. But when he discovers that his good friend and client, Dr. Jekyll, paid off the girl`s parents on Mr. Hyde`s behalf, his inner alarm bells go off. What, exactly, is the connection between two such opposite people? Initially sold as a cheap and superficial read, Robert Louis Stevenson`s novella, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1886), didn`t receive its rightful praise until a review is The Times made the sales skyrocket. Soon, a popular stage production in London was forced to shut down because the audience found the play so believable, they suspected the actors and creator of being linked to the murders by the notorious, unidentified serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

  • When an old sea captain dies mysteriously in his parent`s inn, young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map in the captain`s possessions that will spark a wild and adventures treasure hunt. Joined by a handful of untrustworthy pirates, he meets the antagonistic Long John Silver, a character whose fame transcends the tale. With Treasure Island (1883), author Robert Louis Stevenson invented the modern image of the pirate, without which we likely wouldn`t have experienced Johnny Depp as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. For more than a hundred years, Treasure Island has been finding its way to the screen. The first non-silent movie adaptation was directed by Victor Fleming, the director of The Wizard of Oz (1939).

  • Quando un vecchio capitano di mare muore misteriosamente nella locanda dei genitori di Jim Hawkins, il giovane trova una mappa del tesoro tra gli effetti personali del capitano che darà il via a una selvaggia e avventurosa caccia al tesoro. Insieme a una manciata di pirati inaffidabili, incontra l'antagonista Long John Silver, un personaggio la cui fama trascende il racconto. Con "L'isola del tesoro" (1883), l'autore Robert Louis Stevenson inventò l'immagine moderna del pirata, senza la quale probabilmente non avremmo mai potuto ammirare Johnny Depp nel ruolo del famigerato Capitano Jack Sparrow in "Pirati dei Caraibi". Da più di cent'anni, "L'isola del tesoro" arriva sul piccolo e grande schermo. Il primo adattamento cinematografico non muto fu diretto da Victor Fleming, il regista de "Il mago di Oz" (1939).

  • Charles Darnaway decides to leave the University of Edinburgh, so that he can travel to the remote island of Aros. He pays a visit to his uncle, Gordon Darnaway, and beautiful cousin Mary Ellen. Charles' main goal is to find the long-sunken treasure, near his uncle's house, and marry to the beloved Mary. As he explores the shore, strange things begin to happen with Gordon.

    Will Charles find the lost treasure and marry his cousin? Is the mystery around his uncle going to be revealed? Who are "the Merry Men" and why are they so dangerous?

    This short story of isolation, adventure, mystery and paranormality is published in 1882.

  • Joseph and Masterson Finsbury are two brothers, who entered a tontine with 37 other boys, when they were still children. In this tontine, subscribers share a common fund. Shares are being increased as the subscribers die, until the last survivor gets everything. Temptation and greed begin to spread among all participants, and strange things happens.

    Who is Uncle Masterson and why is his dead body being shuffled around? Maybe he is not as dead as everyone thinks? Who are the Finsbury brothers and what is their role in the story? Who is going to inherit all the money from the tontine?

    This story of false identities, greed and misunderstandings was published in 1889. Stevenson co-wrote this black humor mystery book with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne.

  • Jean-Marie is a young boy, left homeless after the death of his previous protector. Doctor Desprez and his wife, the beautiful Anastasie, live in a French district called Gretz. They decide to adopt the boy and do their best to rehabilitate and educate him, whilst Desprez tries to regain his place in society.

    Will the couple succeed with the young Jean, or Doctor Desprez's desire for wealth is going to ruin everything? Will the boy be able to adapt to his new family? Maybe he would prefer life on the street?

    This short story of philosophy, morality, family life and wealth is published in 1883.

  • The man from the title, Markheim, is at the local antique store to buy a Christmas present for his beloved. The shop's owner offers him to buy a mirror, but Markheim is disgusted by the idea. Instead he wants to be shown another gift. When the pawnbroker turns to retrieve another piece, he gets stabbed in the back by his client.

    Why is Markheim so disgusted by the seller's proposal? What is the reason for the ruthless murder? Why does paranoia start to overwhelm Markheim? Who is the supernatural visitant with whom he begins a conversation?

    This classic short story of mystery, bad decisions, and battle between good and evil takes place in London in the late 19th century.

  • Richard Shelton is a young man, whose father has been ruthlessly killed. While Shelton seeks justice, he also rescues his love, Joanna Sedley, from the hands of her wicked warden. Thanks to his courage and loyalty, Richard becomes a knight of the Yorks. Unfortunately, an outlaw named Ellis Duckworth crosses his path and lies Shelton about his old man's death.

    Will Shelton find out who is responsible for his father's murder? Will he marry his beloved? What danger will Richard put himself into after believing Ellis' lies?

    This historical novel of war, murder, heroism and love is set in the fifteenth century during the Wars of the Roses.

  • Fettes and his friends meet for a drink in the local inn. Everything goes well, until the famous doctor Wolfe Macfarlane enters to treat a sick patient. Fettes gets very upset when he sees Macfarlane and a conflict arises between the two former medical students. Soon they will remember the bad decisions and crimes they have committed as students.

    Why is Fettes so worried about seeing his old schoolmate? What do they have in common besides medicine? They have definitely done something wrong, but what can that be?

    The characters in this horror story are inspired by the Edinburgh's notorious Burke and Hare murders from 1828.

  • Il povero hawaiano Keawe pensa di aver fatto il miglior affare della sua vita. Ha comprato una strana bottiglia da un uomo anziano e misterioso, in cui risiede un diavoletto. Gli è stato detto che il diavoletto soddisferà ogni suo desiderio... ma ogni cosa ha un prezzo, e Keawe non era pronto a pagarlo.



    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) fu uno scrittore scozzese di romanzi, poesie, saggi e libri di viaggio. A causa di problemi di salute, trascorse molto tempo all'estero, dove entrò a far parte di importanti circoli letterari. Sebbene la sua scrittura sia stata spesso considerata intrattenimento, l'autore Henry James ha allineato le opere di Stevenson alle sue. I suoi romanzi più famosi sono "L'isola del tesoro" (1883) e "Lo strano caso del dottor Jekyll e del signor Hyde" (1886).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, and Other Stories Nouv.

    Henry Jekyll is an idealistic young scientist whose main goal it is to unlock the secrets of the human soul. He creates many different potions and chemical mixtures in his lab, but still struggles with discovering its secret. After he creates his most recent elixir, Jekyll drinks it; he hopes this formula will eliminate people's evil side. However, things go terribly wrong and the effect is far from what he expected.

    What exactly will happen after Jekyll drinks the elixir? Is he ready for the consequences of his actions?

    Along with "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", in this collection you will find some of Stevenson's grimmest short stories such as "The Suicide Club", "The Body Snatcher", "Markheim", "Thrawn Janet" and "Lodging for the Nights".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial issues, but he kept on travelling and writing. Although his writing has often been considered pure entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson's works with his own. His most famous novels are "Treasure Island" (1883), "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Kidnapped" (1886) and "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885).

  • L´Île au trésor Nouv.

    Un vieux loup des mers s'installe dans l'auberge des parents de Jim Hawkins. Il semble cacher quelque chose... Lorsque des pirates viennent attaquer l'auberge, Jim s'enfuit et emporte avec lui ce que le capitaine cachait : une carte au trésor ! C'est ainsi que débute l'aventure du jeune Jim vers un voyage chargé de rebondissements et de rencontres isolites au coeur d'un paysage tropical.



    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) est un écrivain écossais et un grand voyageur. C'est au fil de ces voyages que lui vient l'inspiration pour écrire ses oeuvres pleines d'aventures et ses récits fantastiques. Avec une narration très visuelle, il arrive à manifester une critique aux habitudes de son l'époque. Ses romans ont souvent été adaptés aux différents médias, notamment dans le film « L'île au trésor » dirigé par Alain Berberien en 2012 et l'emblématique « Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde » fait en 1931.

  • Enlevé ! Nouv.

    Pour accomplir la dernière volonté de son défunt père, David rend visite à son oncle qu'il ne connaît pas. Bien vite, il comprend que cet homme est malveillant : il tente de le tuer, et quand cela échoue, il organise son enlèvement par des pirates. David pourra-t-il s'échapper avant d'être vendu comme esclave ?



    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) est un écrivain écossais et un grand voyageur. C'est au fil de ces voyages que lui vient l'inspiration pour écrire ses oeuvres pleines d'aventures et ses récits fantastiques. Avec une narration très visuelle, il arrive à manifester une critique aux habitudes de son l'époque. Ses romans ont souvent été adaptés aux différents médias, notamment dans le film « L'île au trésor » dirigé par Alain Berberien en 2012 et l'emblématique « Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde » fait en 1931.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Kidnapped Nouv.

    David Balfour is a young Scottish man whose parents have recently died. The seventeen-year-old orphan decides that the time has come for him to seek his fortune. Right before Balfour departs for Edinburgh, he meets with his guardian Mr Campbell. Campbell tells the young boy that he has a wealthy uncle living in Cramond. How did David's parents die? Will the young boy go to Cramond to meet his wealthy relatives? What will Balfour learn about his father and how will he react? Discover all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel "Kidnapped" from 1886.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble, but kept on travelling and writing. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson's works to his own. His most famous novels are "Treasure Island" (1883), "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Kidnapped" (1886) and "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885).

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Olalla Nouv.

    A nameless Scottish soldier is recovering from his wounds in a Spanish hospital. He takes a temporary residence with a local family. Felipe and Olalla are two siblings living with their mother, with whom the soldier develops a casual friendship. After being absent for a while, Olalla returns to the house and the Scotsman immediately falls in love with her. He wants to take her away and show her the world but the family is hiding a dark secret. Why did the family accept to take in the soldier? What is the dark secret they are hiding? What will happen to the Scotsman? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson's short gothic story "Olalla" from 1885.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble, but kept on travelling and writing. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson's works to his own. His most famous novels are "Treasure Island" (1883), "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Kidnapped" (1886) and "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885).

  • L´Étrange Cas du Dr Jekyll et de Mr Hyde Nouv.

    La nuit tombée, un notaire londonien est bouleversé par une scène abominable : un individu agresse une petite fille dans la rue. Il est bien surpris lorsqu'il apprend que son ami, le Dr Jekyll, compte léguer tous ses biens à l'étrange Mr Hyde, l'agresseur. Qu'est-ce qui peut bien pousser le distingué Dr Jekyll à choisir l'infâme Mr Hyde pour héritier ? Avec cette oeuvre, Stevenson nous invite à parcourir ce mystère, adapté plusieurs fois pour le cinéma et la télévision.



    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) est un écrivain écossais et un grand voyageur. C'est au fil de ces voyages que lui vient l'inspiration pour écrire ses oeuvres pleines d'aventures et ses récits fantastiques. Avec une narration très visuelle, il arrive à manifester une critique aux habitudes de son l'époque. Ses romans ont souvent été adaptés aux différents médias, notamment dans le film « L'île au trésor » dirigé par Alain Berberien en 2012 et l'emblématique « Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde » fait en 1931.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Master of Ballantrae Nouv.

    Ballantrae and Henry are two brothers and Scottish noblemen, whose family is torn apart during the Jacobite rising of 1745. Ballantrae is an unscrupulous and bold man, who joins the fights to restore the Stuarts to the English throne. His brother, an honest and good-natured man, stays as a supporter of King George. Just when everyone thinks that Ballantrae has been killed, he returns to find out the terrible truth about his younger brother. Why did Henry choose to stay with King George instead of supporting his brother and country in the Jacobite fight? How will Ballantrae react when he finds out? Find all the answers in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "The Master of Ballantrae" from 1889.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer of novels, poems, essays, and travel books. For most of his life, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble, but kept on travelling and writing. Though his writing has often been considered entertainment, author Henry James aligned Stevenson's works to his own. His most famous novels are "Treasure Island" (1883), "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Kidnapped" (1886) and "A Child's Garden of Verses" (1885).

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