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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Birthdate: November 13, 1850

Deathdate: December 3, 1894

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 30 most translated authors in the world, just below Charles Dickens. He has be... ...detailed bio


Treasure Island (1920)

Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint. Young Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run the Admiral Benbow Inn on the west coast of England. When former pirate Billy Bones is killed at the inn by other pirate...

Treasure Island (1918)

Treasure Island is a 1918 silent film adventure based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. This is one of many silent versions of the story and is noteworthy because it is almost entirely acted by child or teenaged actors. The film was co-directed by brothers Sidney and Chester Franklin. The f...

Kidnapped (1917)

Kidnapped is a 1917 silent film based on the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed by Alan Crosland at Edison Studios. The film only included selected parts of the story, and reinforced the then developing romanticisation of the Scottish Highlands. No copies of the film are known to...

The Suicide Club (1914)

The Suicide Club is a 1914 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Montagu Love, Elisabeth Risdon and Fred Groves. It was based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913)

Dr. Henry Jekyll (King Baggot) sends a note to his fiancée, Alice (Jane Gail), and her father (Matt B. Snyder) to say that instead of accompanying them to the opera, he must give more time to his charity patients. At Jekyll’s practice, his friends Dr. Lanyon (Howard Crampton) and Utterson (Willia...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)

James Cruze's white-haired Dr. Jekyll has secretly locked himself in his laboratory administering himself with a phial of formula. He slumps into his chair with his head on his chest. Slowly, as the drug takes effect, a dark-haired, taloned beast now appears in the chair. After repeated use, Jeky...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1908)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde began with the raising of the stage curtain. Dr. Jekyll vows his undying love for Alice, a vicar's daughter, in her spacious garden. Suddenly, seized by his addiction to the chemical formula, Jekyll begins to convulse and distort himself into the villainous Mr. Hyde. He sa...