Robert Louis Stevenson is the famous Scottish author of 'Kidnapped', 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', and 'Treasure Island'. This collection of critical essays on his major works is enhanced by a chronology, bibliography, and notes on the contributors, as well as an introductory essay by noted literary scholar Harold Bloom.
CONTENTS Editor's Note Introduction (Harold Bloom) The Style of Stevenson (G.K. Chesterton) R.L.S. Revisited (Leslie A. Fiedler)
The Aesthetics of Adventure (Robert Kiely) Stevenson and Scottish Fiction: The Importance of 'The Master of Ballantrae' (Douglas Gifford) Author and Narrator in 'Weir of Hermiston' (K.G. Simpson) Children of the Night: Stevenson and Patriarchy (William Veeder) James and Stevenson: The Mixed Current of Realism and Romance (George Dekker) The Sedulous Ape: Atavism, Professionalism, and Stevenson's 'Jekyll and Hyde' (Stephen Arata)
Treasure Island: The Parrot's Tale (Alan Sandison) On 'A Child's Garden of Verses' (John Hollander) Piracy and Exchange: Stevenson's Pacific Fiction (Vanessa Smith) Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index