The New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

Series Editor(s): Stephen D. Arata, Richard Dury, Penny Fielding, Anthony A. Mandal

Robert Louis Stevenson is recognised one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century, covering an extraordinary breadth of genres, including stories, essays, travel-writing, the historical romance and the modernist novel. This new, ground-breaking complete edition allows readers to understand for the first time the development of Stevenson's work, his collaborations, his relations with publishers, and his place in the literary history of his period. Disentangling Stevenson's writing from the changes made by his first editor, Sidney Colvin, the New Edinburgh Edition will provide a completely fresh, authoritative text. The edition present new, annotated texts of Stevenson's most popular works, such as Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and bring back into print some of his lesser-known writing. The New Edinburgh Edition consider the various states in which Stevenson's texts appeared, from magazine publication to final editions, allowing readers to discover what Stevenson wrote, and how this hugely popular writer responded to the burgeoning literary market of the late nineteenth century.

Key Features

  • The first modern scholarly edition of Stevenson's complete writing, authoritative texts and full explanatory notes
  • Attractive, readable volumes including original illustrations
  • Texts are based on full collation manuscripts and all the states of publication and include authoritative textual apparatus
  • The edition will be available both as printed volumes and an electronic edition, showing the different stages of the texts
  • Introductions explain for the first time the composition, context, and publication history of the volumes

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