Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more by-path meadows, where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave. Idleness, which is often becoming and even wise in the bachelor, begins to wear a different aspect when you have a wife to support. Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers.  London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881.  p34.  Print.  Updated 31 May 2008.  Accessed 3 July 2013.  http://archive.org/details/buspuerisstevvirginirich (via quotetroll)
Monday, March 31, 2014

ossifragus:

Came across a highly enjoyable reading of one of my favorite Robert Louis Stevenson horror stories; thought I’d share.

There’s a sort of prologue in English, but most of the story is in Scots.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

universitybookstore:

The Many Faces (and Book Covers) of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


New this month from author Daniel Levine, Hyde (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale from the view point of, well, Mr. Hyde. The cover of Levine’s novel shows Mr. Hyde as we’ve all come to imagine him—overcoat, top hat, walking cane. Over the years, publishers have presented Stevenson’s “fine bogey tale” with a number of familiar images and motifs.


  1. The Cover for Daniel Levine’s Hyde
  2. Saintly Jekyll, Hideous Hyde, potions, beakers, and vials—this cover evokes all the pop imagery arising from Stevenson’s tale
  3. The Penguin English Library cover designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith is a triumph of chemistry set minimalism
  4. The shadowy, cobbled streets on the Signet Classic version brings to mind another Victorian bogey man, Jack the Ripper
  5. The Oxford World Classics edition takes its inspiration from German Expressionistic Cinema
  6. Frederic March won an Oscar for his portrayl of Jekyll & Hyde, his iconic make-up provides the inspiration for this pulp paperback
  7. Hyde is not the first novel to re-spin Stevenson’s original, Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin told the tale from the point-of-view of Jekyll’s household maid. This UK cover may be one of the most visually understated embodiments of the original novel’s theme of duality.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
thatsopranoman:

"I saw them distant as heaven Dumb and shining and dead, And the idle stars of the night Were dearer to me than bread.”
Boy, you have been alone for way too long. Better find yourself some friends, son, this solo vacation thing is starting to make you crazy.

thatsopranoman:

"I saw them distant as heaven
Dumb and shining and dead,
And the idle stars of the night
Were dearer to me than bread.”

Boy, you have been alone for way too long. Better find yourself some friends, son, this solo vacation thing is starting to make you crazy.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

ohbender:

Mervyn Peake,
illustrations for “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Sunday, March 9, 2014

dduane:

From the 1990 Treasure Island starring Charlton Heston as Long John Silver, with music by The Chieftains. Other cast: Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Julian Glover, Peter Postlethwaite…

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

bookorithms:

I love the illustrations in this German edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island

Sunday, March 2, 2014

theprinceofprophecy:

Disney’s Treasure Island from 1950. The full movie. Bobby Driscoll (the voice of Disney’s Peter Pan) plays Jim Hawkins.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

1912 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 1st Film Version - Robert Louis Stevenson - Lucius Henderson (by CBGP Silents)
This is the oldest surviving movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.