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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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TitleThe body snatcher and other stories
Author / Responsible partyStevenson, Robert Louis
GenreSupernatural fiction.
TopicsSupernatural fiction. Short stories. Horror fiction. Ghost stories. Hawaii -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Contains 3 short stories 1: The Body Snatcher 2: The Bottle Imp 3: The Poor Thing The Body Snatcher, is one of Stevenson's best-known short stories. Richly atmospheric and brilliantly ghoulish, it tells the story of a man who is reminded of his part in a grisly crime. The Bottle Imp is set in Hawaii. A realistic fairy tale, it asks what would you give to get what you want, and how much would you sacrifice to save what you love? The writing is beautifully straightforward, the story enthralling and touching. The Poor Thing takes place in very different, wild, seas. It's a perfectly measured, wry fable in which a man, as poor as he is ugly but of a good heart, is given other-worldly advice on finding a wife.

Additional Information

System control numberE12228
Original Print PublisherNew York : New American Library, 1988.
Narrator NameRoy McMillan.
Participant or performer noteRoy McMillan.
Narrators GenderMale narrator