The Body Snatcher and Other Tales
Robert Louis StevensonISBN: 0-486-41924-X;
Издательство: Dover Publications, Inc.
Renowned as the author of such popular adventure stories as `Kidnapped` and `Treasure Island`, Robert Louis Stevenson also wrote gripping tales of terror and the supernatural. Stevenson`s considerable gifts as a teller of tales shine brightly in this choice collection of three of his best short stories. The Gothic tale of `The Body Snatcher` concerns a young medical student`s dealings with grave robbers who provide corpses to dissect and study - a practice that takes on increasingly sinister dimensions. Swirling seas, dangerous reefs, and inhospitable islanders provide the grim backdrop for a tale of greed, lunacy, and unbridled fear in `The Merry Men`, the name given by the inhabitants of Aros to the fearsome breakers that pound their tiny Scottish isle. `The Bottle Imp` - an intricately told tale of love and adventure, avarice and envy, and good and evil - centers on a magical bottle that provides its owner with all he desires, but at a great cost. This...