Favourite 1880s Horror Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson (4)
This is the last post in a series of four. I hope you’ve enjoyed them all!
Short story Markheim.
This is considered to be one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s more macabre tales. The ending in particular is a great interpretation of fate and human nature. It’s an unusual read, but interesting throughout. The devil can teach a criminal many things. Good versus bad, so they say.
Interesting insights: This story was originally published in The Broken Shaft: Tales of mid-ocean in 1885. The book was edited by Sir Henry Norman.
What’s your favourite Robert Louis Stevenson story?
Not read enough today? Try Ambrose Bierce’s A Diagnosis of Death!