Friday, November 13, 2009

This Day In History: "Jekyll & Hyde" Author Born on Friday the 13th!


Today we celebrate the birth anniversary of famed author Robert Louis Stevenson (born in 1850). Even if his name doesn't sound familiar, you'll recognize the titles of his novels, such as:

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde;
  • Treasure Island; and
  • Kidnapped.

  • If you're interested in Stevenson's life or adventure stories, do some investigating in the NCC Libraries to find out more:

    The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson
    by Graham Balfour
    PR 5493 .B2 Stacks (2 vols.)

    Treasure Island
    PR 5486 1911 Stacks (also available as an e-book)

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    PR 5485 .A1 1990 Stacks
    PR 5485 .A1 1987 Monroe
    (also available as an e-book)

    New Arabian Nights
    PR 5484 .N5 1968 Stacks (also available as an e-book)

    Kidnapped
    PR 5484 .K5 1949 Stacks (also available as an e-book)

    These titles, and many more by Stevenson, are available as e-books through the NCC Libraries.

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