RECENT STUDIES                                                                                   
(from 1995)


Atkinson, Damian (ed.) (2000). The Selected Letters of W.E. Henley. Ashgate (1 84014 634 6) £52.50 [contains 'almost forty letters from Henley to RLS, many of them published for the first time']

Buckton, Oliver (2000). 'Reanimating Stevenson's Corpus'. Nineteenth-Century Literature 55i (June 2000): 22-58.

Carter, Ronald & John McRae (general editors). (2000). Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Harmondsworth: Penguin (Penguin Student Editions) [students' guide: main ideas and themes; the main characters; language; key events in the narrative; further reading]

Collobert, Youenn (2000). "The Lighthouse by the Castle : A Glimpse of Modernism in Stevenson's New Arabian Nights". Mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Rennes.

Fitzpatrick, Elayne Wareing (2000). Robert Louis Stevenson's Ethics for Rascals. Philadelphia: Xlibris (Random House) ["introduction to the ... playful philosophy of the prince of storytellers"]

Goudemare, Sylvain (2000). Marcel Schwob ou les vies imaginaires. Paris: Le Cherche-Midi éditeur. (ISBN 2-86274-819-6, 139 F / 21,19 euros) ['a factual, but perceptive approach', J-P Naugrette; Schwob 's pioneering role as RLS critic is given its right place; correspondence with RLS; planned stage version of JH]

Guttmacher, Alan E., and Callahan, Joan R. (2000). 'Did Robert Louis Stevenson have hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?'. American Journal of Medical Genetics 91:62-65. [S and his mother possibly suffered from HHT rather than tuberculosis or bronchiectasis, though current information is insufficient to prove this]

Katz, Wendy R. and Lilian Falk (2000). 'George Hutchinson, a Canadian Illustrator of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island'. Canadian Children's Literature, no. 96, vol. 25iv: 11-27. ["Nova Scotia artist George Hutchinson illustrated a serial version of Treasure island, the first to be illustrated by a single hand, for Chums magazine in 1894-95."]

Le Bris, Michel (2000). Pour saluer Stevenson. Paris: Flammarion. 120FF (ISBN - 2-08-067973-2) [collection of Le B's interesting introductions to his translations of S with some additional chapters; Presbyterianism and Convenanting writers - Childhood & relations with father - Edinburgh - NAN - BA - travel writing - AmEm, AP, SS - essays on writing - Samoa - Fal]

Nash, Andrew (2000). 'Two Unpublished Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson'. *Notes and Queries* n.s. 47iii (Sept. 2000): 334- 336. [Two 1887 business letters to Chatto & Windus about *Memories and Portraits*, one just before 28 July with a list of contents, decision about the title and uncertainty about the inclusion of "Thomas Stevenson"; one 21 August recognising receipt of proofs for *M & P* and appointing Baxter his financial agent; Andrew Nash estimates S's earnings on *M &P* as £200 during his lifetime]

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (2000). 'L'Étrange cas du doutor Pereira et du docteur Cardoso: essai sur la fonction cognitive et politique d'un mythe littéraire'. La Licorne [UFR Langues Littératures, Université de Poitiers] No. ***: 277-292 [the 'literary myth' structuring Tabucchi's Sostiene Pereira (1994) is Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde: Dr Cardoso has studied the same French medical thinkers who must have influenced Stevenson and proposes a model of the psyche with distinct echoes of Jekyll's 'Statement'; and Pereira's unease derives from feelings of doubleness in the difficult situation of 1938. The novel's intertextual references include not only Pessoa, but also Stevenson, subject of another short fictional text by Tabucchi in 1992]

Swearingen, Roger (2000). 'Robert Louis Stevenson'. In The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (3rd edition, 2000). Vol. 4: 1800–1900 (ed. Joanne Shattock). CUP (0 521 39100 8). £125. [a guide to manuscript locations, bibliographies, collected works, details of all individual works, contributions to periodicals, letters, journals etc.]


Ambrosini, Richard (in press, probably 2000). 'Stevenson e l'eticità dello scrivere per il mercato'. Atti del Convegno AIA (Milano, settembre 1999). [S the early essayist showed an interest in a narrative with a universal foundation. The first journey to America was a watershed in his thinking and his relationship with the labouring masses and was followed by a desire for more 'realism' and by his experiments with popular genres. These narratives were provocative challenges to the emerging literary hierarchy and can be seen as part of a parallel tradition to the élitist high-literature tradition]

Ambrosini, Richard (1999). 'Lo specchio come psiche in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. Lombardo, Agostino (a cura di) (1999). Gioco di Specchi: Saggi sull’uso letterario dell’immagine dello specchio. Roma: Bulzoni.

Davidson, J.K. (1999). 'Robert Louis Stevenson and Golf'. Through the Green [Journal of the British Golf Collectors Society] Sept 1999: 14-15 [Spyglass Hill (Monterey) and Silverado (Napa Valley) Golf Courses; guttie golf ball with 'RLS' on it found near to Swanston]

Edmond, Rod (1999). Representing the South Pacific. Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin. 521 55054 8. CUP. £37.50. ["Edmond shows how the form of R.L. Stevenson's Pacific Fictions was shaped not only by the continuing vitality of indigenous voices, but also by the European dread of miscenation and racial decline" (TLS)]

Fowler, Alastair (1999). 'And yet he's ours. The literary ambitions and historical enthusisams of RLS' TLS 13.8.99: 5-6. [review article of Barry Menikoff's edition of Kidnapped; is S a (real) Scottish writer?].

Gibson, Brian (1999). 'Island, Highland and "Undecipherable Blackness": Natural Landscape Imagery in the Novels of Robert Louis Stevenson'. M.A. thesis, University of Toronto.

Goh, Robbie B. H. (1999). 'Textual Hyde and Seek: "Gentility", Narrative Play and Prescription in Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Journal of Narrative Theory 29ii: 158-83.

Jolly, Roslyn (1999). 'Stevenson's "Sterling Domestic Fiction", "The Beach of Falesà"'. The Review of English Studies 50 (No. 200): 463-482. [the marriage between the Wiltshire and Uma initiates a series of transgressions which call into question the boundaries that separate romance and realism, adventure and domesticity, masculinity and femininity, white skin and brown. abstract]

McClLanguage, Poetry and Nationhood: Scots as a poetic language from 1878 to the present. East Linton (Scotland): The Tuckwell Press. [Contains the chapter "The Curtain Rises: Logie Robertson and Robert Louis Stevenson"]

Mighall, Robert (1999). A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction. Mapping History's Nightmares. OUP. [pp. 145-153 'The Body as Site of Horror': Hyde originates in J's class-consciousness; 'the topographic and the somatic mirror and comment on each other']

Mulvey-Roberts, Marie (1998). The Handbook to Gothic Literature. London: Macmillan. ['Scottish Gothic' (208-10) by Douglas A. Mack; 'Robert Louis Stevenson' (220-3) by Jerold E. Hogle]

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (1999). 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: autoportrait au miroir'. Arnaud, Pierre (ed.) (1999). Le Portrait. Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (1999). 'Stevenson', pp. 732-4 in Polet, Jean-Claude (ed.) (1999). Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. 11b Renaissances Nationales et conscience universelle 1832-1885, Romanticismes reflechis. Paris/Bruxelles: De Boek & Larcier.

Tulloch, Graham (ed.) (1999). The Beach of Falesa in Context: a Collection of Essays. Adelaide: English Department, Flinders University, 1999). ISBN 0-7258-0852-7, pp. 76. [Copies available from the English Department, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, Australia 5001 for $6.95 Australian dollars; collection of student essays (without introduction)]


Brantlinger, Patrick (1998). The Reading Lesson: The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction. Indiana University Press. ISBN (cloth) 0-253-33454-3, $39.95, ISBN (paperback) 0-253-21249-9, $19.95. [alarm at mass literacy; Ch. 8. 'The Educations of Edward Hyde and Edwin Reardon' explores the conflict between respectable and mass or low culture in Jekyll and Hyde and in new Grub Street]

Calanchi, Alessandra (1998). '"Others will follow": lo strano caso di Jekyll, Hyde e Sherlock Holmes'. Rivista di Studi Vittoriani [Pescara, Italy] 3v: 133-143 [versions and rewritings of JH]

Colley, Ann C. (1998). Nostalgia and Recollection in Victorian Culture. London/New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's Press. ISBN (England) 0-333-72813-0, ISBN (USA) 0-312-21664-5, $60.00. [about a group of Victorian British writers and artists whose work emerges from recollection and whose texts embody the experience of nostalgia; includes a study of Robert Louis Stevenson's prose and poetry; the book examines the nostalgic moment, the idea of nostalgia itself and reflects on the act of recollection that accompanies it.]

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (1988). 'Robert Louis Stevenson lecteur de Sir Walter Scott: le cas de Waverley'. Pp. 37-49 in Suhamy, Pierre (dir.). Waverley. Sir Walter Scott. Paris: ellipses (CAPES/Agrégation Anglais). [S's references and debts to Scott; S's 'dialogue' with Scott despite his denials; S less close to Scott and Lukàcs than he is to Barthes and Le plaisir du texte; S's refusal to integrate History in the plot of a novel distinguishes him from Scott; he turns from Middle Ages and ballads towards a romance of action and movement reminiscent of Buchan and Hitchcock]

Phelan, James E. (1998). 'Freudian Commentary on the Parallels of the Male Homosexual Analysand to Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 19iii-iv: 215-22.

Pierce, Jason A. (1998). 'The Belle Lettrist and the People's Publisher: Or, the context of Treasure Island's first-form publication'. Victorian Periodicals Review 31iv: 356-68

Smith, Vanessa (1998). Literary Culture and the Pacific: Nineteenth-Century Textual Encounters. Cambridge: CUP.  0-521-57359-9. $59.95 (hardback). [examines a range of nineteenth-century European accounts from the Pacific that depict Polynesian responses to imported metropolitan culture, in particular its technologies of writing and print and how they were appropriated and interrogated by Pacific peoples. VS argues that the texts of contact and settlement are shaped at least as much by local contexts as by the agendas of their European authors. Ch. 3: Stevenson's Pacific travels; Ch. 4: Stevenson's Pacific fictions; Ch. 5: Stevenson's Pacific History. Smith makes an interesting case for Stevenson as a figure embodying Victorian ideas of 'romantic authorship,' and shows how RLS occupies a space between metropolitan and colonial cultures.; more about this volume]

Spehner, Norbert (1998). Jekyll & Hyde: opus 600. Roberval: Ashem Fictions (1335 Rang 1, Roberval (Québec), G8H 2M9 Canada). $6 (US/Can), elsewhere $8/32FF. ['une chrono-bilbliographie de 600 éditions internationales de The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde publiés entre 1886 et 1997'. 68 pp booklet, with a preface, main bibliography of editions and a selective bibliography of secondary studies. NS has also published companion studies of Frankenstein and Dracula and publishes the journal Marginalia. Bulletin d'information sur les études paralittéraires.]

Wood, Naomi J. (1998). 'Gold Standards and Silver Subversions: Treasure Island and the Romance of Money'. Children's Literature 26: 61-85.

Ambrosini, Richard (1997). 'L’antropologia come doppio della "fiction": Stevenson nel Pacifico'. Lo stato delle cose 1 [marzo-aprile]: 42-54.

Borinskikh L.I. (1997). ‘Philosophical and historical aspects of plot development in Treasure Island by R.L.Stevenson’. In *** (ed.) Traditions and interrelations in Foreign Literature in the 19-20th Centuries. Perm: Perm State Univ. [In Russian]. [more about Borinskikh's work]

Colley, Ann C. (1997). "Robert Louis Stevenson and the Idea of Recollection". Victorian Literature and Culture 25ii: 203-224.

Colley, Anne C. (1997). ' "Writing Towards Home: the Landscape of A Child's Garden of Verses'. Victorian Poetry 35iii: 303-18.

Dibble, Lewis Acker (1997). 'Symmetry and Memory, from Proust to Stevenson'. Indiana Univ. Diss. (DAI A 1997, Sept. 58: 3, 857; DAI No.: 9727924)

Hammond, J.R. (1997), A Robert Louis Stevenson Chronology. New York/London: St. Martin's Press/Macmillan [a useful chronological listing, noting composition, publications and significant reading, as well as short biographical notes; at £35 for 101pp., pricey]

Hubbard, Tom (1997). 'North and South in the Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson'. The Anachronist: a collection of papers. Budapest: Dept. of English Studies, Eötvös Lorán University. [S's early view of the South as the home of the complete artist, as an escape from ill-health and Calvinism; his later darker view of elements of the South ('Olalla', South Sea tales) and nostalgic return to Scottish narratives and emphasis on the importance of inherited characteristics ]

King, Charles (1997). 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A Filmography'. The Journal of Popular Film and Television 25i: 9-20 [a careful filmography with introduction, correcting many errors in Geduld's listing, adding more recent films and giving details of publishers of video versions]

Linehan, Katherine B. (1997). 'Revaluing Women and Marriage in Robert Louis Stevenson's Short Fiction'. English Literature in Transition 40i: 34-59.

Manlove, Colin N. (1997). '"Closer Than an Eye": The Interconnectedness of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. In Sullivan, C. W., III (ed.) (1997). The Dark Fantastic. Selected Essays from the Ninth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press (Science Fiction and Fantasy, Contributions to the Study of, No. 71) (ISBN 0-313-29477-1) [possibly similar to Ch. 6 in Manlove 1994]

Mari, Michele (1997). Tu, sanguinosa infanzia. Milano: Mondadori. ['La freccia nera': a fictional(ized) autobiographical fragment in which the young Mari reads Stevenson's The Black Arrow and then receives the same book as a present from his father; he despairs of pretending to be reading and enjoying the latter, until he realizes that they are different translations. There follows a phrase-by-phrase comparison of the first sentence, presented as the gradual discovery by the young reader of marvellous difference. The same volume contains 'Otto scrittori': a fictionalized search to find the most authentic narrator of sea adventures in which the writers take part in the debate: see RLS in fiction]

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (dirigé par) (1997). Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Paris: Autrement (Collection Figures Mythiques). 89 FF. 2-86260-738-X. [collection of essays; illustrations; contributors: Jean-Pierre Naugrette ('Genèse d'un texte, jeunesse d'un mythe'), Jean-Jaques Lecercle ('Tissage et métissage'), Pascal Aquien ('L'étrange case du Dr Jekyll et de M. Gray'), Cécile Petit ('Cherchez la femme'), Richard Dury ('Variations sur la main de Hyde'), Francis Bordat ('Hollywood au travail')].

Neill, Roger (1997). Robert Louis Stevenson and Count Nerli in Samoa: The Story of a Portrait. Banbury: Red Lion Press. 0 9531199 0 4.[75 pp]

Pericoli, Tullio (1997). Morgana n.2. Miasino (Novara, Italy): Dante Albieri (distrib. Hoepli, Milan). Lit. 200.000. [portfolio of illustrations]

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Calder, Jenni (ed.) (1981). Stevenson and Victorian Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP.

Chesterton, G,K, (1927). Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Daiches, David (1947). Robert Louis Stevenson: A Revaluation. Glasgow/Norfolk, Conn.: MacLellan/New Directions [the Glasgow edition has the subtitle on the half-title page only, not on the title page].

Daiches, David (1951). Stevenson and the Art of Fiction. New York: privately printed [a Frances Bergen Memorial Lecture delivered in the Yale University Library 18th May 1951 on the occasion of the opening of the Beinecke Library].

De Stasio, Clotilde (1993). Introduzione a Stevenson. Bari: Laterza.

Eigner, E. (1966). Robert Louis Stevenson and the Romantic Tradition. Princeton UP.

Geduld, Harry M. (1983). The Definitive "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" Companion. New York/London: Garland

Hammond, J.R. (1984). The Robert Louis Stevenson Companion. ***: ***.

Kiely, Robert (1964). Robert Louis Stevenson and the Fiction of Adventure. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard UP.

Maixner, Paul (ed.) (1981). Robert Louis Stevenson: the Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (198s). 'Les aventures du roman: en dérivant de Ballantrae'. Critique 39 (n° 432): 365-378.

Naugrette, Jean-Pierre (1987). Robert Louis Stevenson: l'aventure et son double. Paris: Off Shore/Presses de l'Ecole Normale Supérieur.

Noble, Andew (ed) (1983). Robert Louis Stevenson. London/Totowa, NJ: Vision Press/Barnes & Noble. [collection of essays]

Saposnik, Irving S. (1974). Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Twayne.

Showalter, Elaine (1991). Sexual Anarchy: gender and culture at the fin-de-siècle. London: Bloomsbury. [ch. 6: 'Jekyll's Closet']

Swearingen, Roger G. (1980). The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Guide. Hamden, CT/London: Shoe String (Archon)/Macmillan.

Veeder, William & Gordon Hirsch (eds) (1988). Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde after One Hundred Years. Chicago: U Chicago P.

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