By Robert Louis Stevenson
* ALL 12 Novels and all up to date with concise introductions, giving helpful contextual information
* some of the texts are illustrated with the unique Victorian art, together with TREASURE ISLAND and DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
* each brief tale and brief tale collection
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* Texts organised into scholarly chronological order and divided into literary forms
* the whole poetry and plays
* all the collaboration works with different authors
* Even comprises the full letters, with their contents table
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Relatively i might in each means beseech your gentleness and favour, for i'm now worse bested than ever, having misplaced my means, my cloak, and my bad horse. To have a riding-rod and spurs, and not a horse to take a seat upon! And sooner than all,” he additional, having a look ruefully upon his outfits — ”before all, to be so sorrily besmirched! ” “Tut! ” cried Dick. “Would ye brain a ducking? Blood of wound or airborne dirt and dust of trip — that’s a man’s adornment. ” “Nay, then, i love him higher plain,” saw the lad. “But, prithee, how shall I do? Prithee, sturdy grasp Richard, aid me together with your sturdy guidance. If I come no longer secure to Holywood, i'm undone. ” “Nay,” stated Dick, dismounting, “I will supply greater than counsel. Take my horse, and that i will run awhile, and while i'm weary we will swap back, that so, driving and operating, either may match the faster. ” So the switch was once made, they usually went ahead as in a timely fashion as they durst at the asymmetric causeway, Dick along with his hand upon the other’s knee. “How name ye your identify? ” requested Dick. “Call me John Matcham,” responded the lad. “And what make ye to Holywood? ” Dick endured. “I search sanctuary from a guy that may oppress me,” used to be the reply. “The sturdy Abbot of Holywood is a robust pillar to the vulnerable. ” “And how got here ye with Sir Daniel, grasp Matcham? ” pursued Dick. “Nay,” cried the opposite, “by the abuse of strength! He hath taken me by means of violence from my very own position; dressed me in those weeds; ridden with me until my center was once ill; gibed me until i may ‘a’ wept; and whilst definite of my buddies pursued, pondering to have me again, claps me within the rear to face their shot! i used to be even grazed within the correct foot, and stroll yet lamely. Nay, there shall come an afternoon among us; he shall clever for all! ” “Would ye shoot on the moon with a hand-gun? ” stated Dick. “‘Tis a valiant knight, and hath a hand of iron. An he guessed I had made or meddled together with your flight, it can cross sore with me. ” “Ay, bad boy,” back the opposite, “y’are his ward, i do know it. by means of a similar token, so am I, or so he saith; otherwise he hath got my marriage — I wot now not rightly which; however it is a few deal with to oppress me by way of. ” “Boy back! ” stated Dick. “Nay, then, shall I name you lady, strong Richard? ” requested Matcham. “Never a woman for me,” again Dick. “I do abjure the team of them! ” “Ye communicate boyishly,” stated the opposite. “Ye imagine extra of them than ye fake. ” “Not I,” acknowledged Dick, stoutly. “They come no longer in my brain. an epidemic of them, say I! supply me to seek and to struggle and to dinner party, and to dwell with jolly foresters. I by no means heard of a maid but that used to be for any carrier, shop one in basic terms; and she or he, terrible shrew, used to be burned for a witch and the donning of men’s outfits regardless of nature. ” grasp Matcham crossed himself with fervour, and looked as if it would pray. “What make ye? ” Dick inquired. “I pray for her spirit,” responded the opposite, with a just a little bothered voice. “For a witch’s spirit? ” Dick cried. “But pray for her, an ye record; she was once the easiest wench in Europe, was once this Joan of Arc. previous Appleyard the archer ran from her, he stated, as though she have been Mahoun.