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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 5   By: (1850-1894)

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THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION

VOLUME V

Of this SWANSTON EDITION in Twenty five Volumes of the Works of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Two Thousand and Sixty Copies have been printed, of which only Two Thousand Copies are for sale.

This is No. ........

[Illustration: 8 HOWARD PLACE, EDINBURGH, BIRTHPLACE OF R. L. S. IN 1850]

THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

VOLUME FIVE

LONDON: PUBLISHED BY CHATTO AND WINDUS: IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED: WILLIAM HEINEMANN: AND LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY MDCCCCXI

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS

THE DYNAMITER

PAGE PROLOGUE OF THE CIGAR DIVAN 7

CHALLONER'S ADVENTURE

THE SQUIRE OF DAMES 15

STORY OF THE DESTROYING ANGEL 24

THE SQUIRE OF DAMES ( concluded ) 57

SOMERSET'S ADVENTURE

THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION 73

NARRATIVE OF THE SPIRITED OLD LADY 78

THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION ( continued ) 104

ZERO'S TALE OF THE EXPLOSIVE BOMB 130

THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION ( continued ) 139

DESBOROUGH'S ADVENTURE

THE BROWN BOX 149

STORY OF THE FAIR CUBAN 155

THE BROWN BOX ( concluded ) 190

THE SUPERFLUOUS MANSION ( concluded ) 202

EPILOGUE OF THE CIGAR DIVAN 212

STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

STORY OF THE DOOR 227

SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE 234

DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE AT EASE 243

THE CAREW MURDER CASE 246

INCIDENT OF THE LETTER 251

REMARKABLE INCIDENT OF DR. LANYON 256

INCIDENT AT THE WINDOW 261

THE LAST NIGHT 263

DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE 276

HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE 284

THRAWN JANET 305

MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS

THE DYNAMITER

WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH MRS. STEVENSON

TO MESSRS. COLE AND COX

POLICE OFFICERS

Gentlemen,

In the volume now in your hands, the authors have touched upon that ugly devil of crime, with which it is your glory to have contended. It were a waste of ink to do so in a serious spirit. Let us dedicate our horror to acts of a more mingled strain, where crime preserves some features of nobility, and where reason and humanity can still relish the temptation. Horror, in this case, is due to Mr. Parnell: he sits before posterity silent, Mr. Forster's appeal echoing down the ages. Horror is due to ourselves, in that we have so long coquetted with political crime; not seriously weighing, not acutely following it from cause to consequence; but with a generous, unfounded heat of sentiment, like the schoolboy with the penny tale, applauding what was specious. When it touched ourselves (truly in a vile shape), we proved false to these imaginations; discovered, in a clap, that crime was no less cruel and no less ugly under sounding names; and recoiled from our false deities.

But seriousness comes most in place when we are to speak of our defenders. Whoever be in the right in this great and confused war of politics; whatever elements of greed, whatever traits of the bully, dishonour both parties in this inhuman contest; your side, your part, is at least pure of doubt. Yours is the side of the child, of the breeding woman, of individual pity and public trust. If our society were the mere kingdom of the devil (as indeed it wears some of his colours), it yet embraces many precious elements and many innocent persons whom it is a glory to defend... Continue reading book >>


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