Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish author who was best known for his works Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Although during his lifetime, he was praised and made a celebrity, he was relegated to a “second class writer” by authors such as Virginia Woolf following World War I. Later, praise for the Scottish novelist would return when Oxford Inkling Roger Lancelyn Green referred to Stevenson as “a writer of a consistently high level of literary skill or sheer imaginative power.”

Robert Louis Stevenson’s first novel was titled The Hair Trunk or The Ideal Commonwealth, which went unfinished unpublished. His next novel would be one of his most famous, Treasure Island in 1883. Below is a list of Robert Louis Stevenson’s published works in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of David Balfour Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Treasure Island (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrong Box (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Master of Ballantrae (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrecker (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ebb-Tide (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weir of Hermiston (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Ives (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Lowden Sabbath Morn (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sea Fogs (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Will O' the Mill (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Arrow (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Thrawn Janet (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Olalla (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Markheim (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Misadventures of John Nicholson (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beach of Falesa (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

New Arabian Nights (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Underwoods (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ballads (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Island Nights' Entertainments (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Body Snatcher (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Suicide Club (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Songs of Travel (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Story of a Lie, and Other Tales (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales and Fantasies (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Poems and Variant Readings (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Child's Garden of Verses (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moral Emblems (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weir of Hermiston and Other Stories (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Selected Short Fiction (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Wakey Wakey Machine (With: Alan MacDonald) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Old & New Pacific Capitals (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Silverado Squatters (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memories and Portraits (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lantern-Bearers and Other Essays (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Footnote to History (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Across the Plains (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vailima Letters (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Amateur Emigrant (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the South Seas (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Virginibus Puerique and Other Papers (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Meaning of Friendship (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Books

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume 1 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume 2 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children's Hour: Leaders and Heroes(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scottish Tales of Terror(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Classic Sea Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Master's Choice: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Big Book of California(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ultimate Horror Collection, Volume 3(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Greatest Books of All Time #4(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scottish Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Wrong Box, The Wrecker and The Ebb Tide were co-authored by Lloyd Osbourne. St. Ives was co-authored by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. The Wakey Wakey Machine was written by Alan MacDonald, with credit given to Robert Louis Stevenson.

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