A Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." The Misadventures of John Nicholson (1895) The Waif Woman (1916) The Black Arrow (1884) Across The Plains (1892) An Inland Voyage (1878) The Art of Writing and Other Essays (1905) Ballads (1895) The Body-Snatcher (1884) Kidnapped (1886) Catriona (1893) A Christmas Sermon (1900) Edinburgh Picturesque Notes (1879) Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson (1906) Essays of Travel (1905) Fables (1887) New Arabian Nights (1882) Island Nights' Entertainments (1905) The Wrecker (1891) In the South Seas (1908) The Ebb-Tide (1894) Weir of Hermiston (1896) The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887) Prince Otto (1885) The wrong box (1889) Master of Ballantrae (1888) The Silverado Squatters (1883) Songs of Travel and Other Verses (1896) THE STORY OF A LIE (1879) Lay Morals (1911) Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) Treasure Island (1883) The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) Virginibus Puerisque, and Other Papers (1881) The Dynamiter (1903) A Footnote to History : Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1912) Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1896) Father Damien (1914) Tales and Fantasies (1905) St. Ives (1897) Memories and Portraits (1887)
The Waif Woman (1916) This unpublished story, preserved among Mrs. Stevenson’s papers, is mentioned by Mr. Balfour in his life of Stevenson. Writing of the fables which Stevenson began before he had left England and ''attacked again, and from time to time added to their number'' in 1893, Mr. Balfour says: ''The reference to Odin [Fable XVII] perhaps is due to his reading of the Sagas, which led him to attempt a tale in the same style, called ‘The Waif Woman.’''
An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels in a canoe from Antwerp, Belgium, to Pontoise, France.
The Art of Writing and Other Essays (1905) On some technical elements of style in literature -- The morality of the profession of letters -- Books which have influenced me -- A note on realism -- My first book: 'Treasure Island' -- The genesis of 'the master of Ballantrae' -- Preface to 'the master of Ballantrae'
Kidnapped (1886) Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751: how he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so called. Followed by Catriona.
The Wrecker (1891) A "South Sea Yarn' planned in collaboration with Stevenson's stepson, Mr. Lloyd Osbourne, when living at 'Equator Town,' in Apemama in 1889.
Master of Ballantrae (1888) A masterful tale of revenge, set in Scotland and America.
The Silverado Squatters (1883) The record of a convalescence trip with his family to a rough mining camp in Silverado, California.