Island Nights' Entertainments
Island Nights' Entertainments (also known as South Sea Tales) is a collection of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1893. It would prove to contain some of his final completed work before his death in 1894.
It contains three stories:
|“||To three old shipmates among the islands,
All three were Robert Louis Stevenson's fellow cabin passengers on the 1890 Janet Nicholl voyage. Harry Henderson was a partner in the firm Henderson and Macfarlane (died 1926, Melbourne); Ben Hird, the supercargo and trader; Jack Buckland a copra trader and original of the Tommy Hadden character in The Wrecker. Jack Buckland’s dedication copy of Island Nights’ Entertainments was inscribed by Stevenson to "John B. Buncombe alias Buckland". A character called ‘young Buncombe’ makes a brief appearance in chapter 2 of "The Beach of Falesá".
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- The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson. Volume Seven, September 1890 - December 1892. Bradford A. Booth and Ernest Mehew (Editors). Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-06213-7
- The Cruise of the Janet Nichol Among the South Sea Islands, Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1914.
- James Cowan, (1937). R. L. S. and his Friends Some Stevenson Memories. New Zealand Railways Magazine, 12(2):59-61.
- The Circular Saw Shipping Line. Anthony G. Flude. 1993. (Chapter 7)
- Island Nights' Entertainments title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson at Project Gutenberg
- Island Nights' Entertainments public domain audiobook at LibriVox
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