Robert Louis Stevenson

Life, Literature and the Silver Screen

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About the Book

Robert Louis Stevenson’s cinematic legacy is studied in-depth here, with a look at his life and his body of work. From The Sire De Maletroit’s Door (1877) to St. Ives (1896), each adapted story and all relevant film versions are examined, including exhaustive analyses of the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the 1945 version of The Body Snatcher. A discussion of the process of adapting literature for the movies, demonstrating how Stevenson’s stories have been misrepresented for more than 80 years, is also provided.

About the Author(s)

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

Bibliographic Details

Scott Allen Nollen
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 480
Bibliographic Info: 48 photos, appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6712-9
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“lots of historical information…a useful reference work”—Choice; “well researched…recommended reading”—Big Reel.