This is the last post in a series of four. I hope you’ve enjoyed them all!
Markheim as illustrated by Michael Lark
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.
Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson
What’s your favourite Robert Louis Stevenson story?
Not read enough today? Try Ambrose Bierce’s A Diagnosis of Death!