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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1886



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Crime and Punishment
Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

City of Glass
Paul Auster


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'The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, something indescribably new and, from its very novelty, incredibly sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body; within I was conscious of a heady recklessness, a current of disordered sensual images running like a millrace in my fancy, a solution of the bonds of obligation, an unknown but not an innocent freedom of the soul. I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine. I stretched out my hands, exulting in the freshness of these sensations; and in the act, I was suddenly aware that I had lost in stature...'

- Robert Louis Stevenson

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Lezen&Cetera, Pieter Steinz
 
BOOKS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON:

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1886
In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster.
READ ON...

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley, 1818

American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis, 1991

ON ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S BOOKSHELF

The Bible
40 different authors, ca. 1450 B.C. - ca. 95 A.D.

Hamlet
William Shakespeare, 1602

Rob Roy
Sir Walter Scott, 1817

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley, 1818

Treasure Island
1883
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.
WHAT TO READ AFTER TREASURE ISLAND?

ADVENTURE STORIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton, 1991

THE DUALITY OF HUMAN NATURE
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, 1898

The Assault
Harry Mulisch, 1982

WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, 1884-1885

Lord of the Flies
William Golding, 1954

The Tin Drum
GŁnter Grass, 1959

The Little Friend
Donna Tartt, 2002

YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!
A High Wind in Jamaica
Richard Hughes, 1929

Rum Island
S. Vestdijk, 1940

Kidnapped
1886
Set in Scotland in 1751, Kidnapped tells of how young David Balfour, orphaned, and betrayed by his uncle Ebenezer who should have been his guardian, falls in with Alan Breck, the unscrupulous but heroic champion of the Jacobite cause.
The Master of Ballantrae
1889
James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish rebellion - leaving his younger brother Henry, who is faithful to the English crown, to inherit the title of Lord Durrisdeer. But he is to return years later, embittered by battles and a savage life of piracy on the high seas, to demand his inheritance.
The Weir of Hermiston
1896
In this unfinished novel, the battle between good and evil is played out between father and son.

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