by Robert Louis Stevenson
Movie or TV Productions
Starring Roddy McDowell, better known as Dr. Cornelius from Planet of the Apes.
This one stars Michael Caine (you know, Alfred from The Dark Knight) as Alan Breck.
Relatively recent TV production.
Really recent TV production.
The full text of Kidnapped for free on Project Gutenberg.
This is the trial document Stevenson consulted when he was doing research for Kidnapped.
The Thomas Cooper Library, at the University of South Carolina, holds an original copy of both The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island.
With some sort of string instrument in the background, possibly a clavichord?
Warning: the bouncing camera made us a little seasick.
This is hilariously 1930s: we love the opening horn section and the painted sets. This is the YouTube playlist for the entire 1938 movie.
This portrait is by American artist John Singer Sargent.
This one is also by American artist John Singer Sargent. The arrangement of this painting is bizarre – if you're looking for Mrs. Stevenson, she's sitting on the right under some sort of blanket.
A brief but thorough biography of Robert Louis Stevenson.
If you just can't get enough!
This California museum houses a giant collection of Stevenson-related goodness.
Stevenson died of a brain hemorrhage on the island of Samoa at the age of 44. His body is buried there along with his wife's.
An analysis of the man's work by the great American novelist Henry James.
Written by James's good friend Robert Louis Stevenson.
A look at where exactly those two crazy kids got to in this novel.