The Short Stories

  • J. R. Hammond
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Literary Companions book series (LICOM)


Short Story Evil Spirit Eternal Damnation Mature Style Arabian Night 
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    RLS to William Archer, February 1888.Google Scholar
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    RLS to W. E. Henley, October 1879.Google Scholar
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    See also Doyle to RLS, 30 May 1893 and Barrie to RLS, 8 May 1891.Google Scholar
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    Balfour, p. 160.Google Scholar
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    Roger G. Swearingen, The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Guide (London: Macmillan, 1980) p. 28.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    RLS to J. A. Symonds, spring 1886.Google Scholar
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    Quoted in George E. Brown, A Book of RLS, p. 157. For a fuller discussion of this matter see Irving S. Saposnik, Robert Louis Stevenson (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1974) pp. 75–9.Google Scholar
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    Cf. H. G. Wells’s short story ‘The Country of the Blind’ in which a similar moral dilemma is posed.Google Scholar
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    RLS to Lady Taylor, January 1887.Google Scholar
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    RLS to Colvin, 2 November 1890.Google Scholar
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    RLS to Colvin, 28 September 1891.Google Scholar
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    The first unexpurgated edition was that published by Penguin Books in 1979, edited by Jenni Calder.Google Scholar
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    Cf. David Punter, The Literature of Terror (London: Longman, 1980) pp. 239–67.Google Scholar
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    Cf. H. G. Wells, The History of Mr. Polly, Ch. 7: ‘it never palled upon him that in the dusky stabbing of the “Island of Voices” [sic] something poured over the stabber’s hands “like warm tea”.’Google Scholar
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    RLS to Colvin, 14 December 1886.Google Scholar
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    ‘The Works of Edgar Allan Poe’, reprinted in Essays Literary and Critical (Tusitala Edition, vol. 28).Google Scholar

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