copyright 1914; Illustrated; Charles Scribner's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked, clean pages; very, very light browning of pages; no dust jacket.
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English-language short story tradition.
New Arabian Nights is divided into two volumes (all in this same book)
The first volume contains seven stories originally called Later-day Arabian Nights and published by London Magazine in serial format from June to October 1878. It is composed of two story groups, or cycles:
- "The Suicide Club"
- "The Rajah's Diamond"
The second volume is a collection of four unconnected (standalone) stories that were previously published in magazines:
- "The Pavilion on the Links" (1880), told in 9 mini-chapters
- "A Lodging for the Night" (1877)
- "The Sire De Malétroits Door" (1877)
- "Providence and the Guitar" (1878)