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Stevenson’s literary works are still widely read and loved today by people all over the world. Though he only lived to 44, he created a lasting body of work as remarkable for its diversity of genres as its sheer quantity of texts across a twenty-year literary career.

The list below does not include Stevenson’s many uncollected texts. For a complete list with discussions of individual works, see the RLS Website’s “The Work’s of Robert Louis Stevenson.”



Treasure Island (1883)

The Dynamiter (1885) [with his wife Fanny Stevenson]

Prince Otto (1885)

Kidnapped (1886)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

The Black Arrow (1888)

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale (1889)

The Wrong Box (1889) [with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne]

The Wrecker (1892) [with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne]

Catriona or David Balfour (1893)

The Ebb-Tide (1894) [with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne]

Weir of Hermiston (1896)

St. Ives (1897)


Essay Collections

Virginibus Puerisque (1881)

Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882)

Memories and Portraits (1887)

Across the Plains with Other Memories and 

    Essays (1892)

Travel Writing

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1878)

An Inland Voyage (1878)

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879)

The Silverado Squatters (1884)

The Amateur Emigrant (1895)

In the South Seas (1896)


Short Stories and Collections

“The Story of a Lie” (1879)

New Arabian Nights (1882)

“The Body Snatcher” (1884)

“The Misadventures of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story” (1887)

The Merry Men (1887)

Island Nights’ Entertainments (1893)

Fables (1896)



A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885)

Underwoods (1887)

Songs of Travel and Other Verses (1895)

Ballads (1890)



Three Plays: Deacon Brodie, Beau Austin, and Admiral Guinea (1892) [with W.E. Henley]


Other Writings

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin (1888)

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892)

Records of a Family of Engineers (1896)

Collection of many books in Saranac Lake, RLS Cottage Museum
Treasure Island book cover with Long John Silver
Robert Louis Stevenson in his red sash
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