Olalla cover


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

1. 1 – Part 1
2. 2 – Part 2
3. 3 – Part 3
4. 4 – Part 4

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“Olalla” was a “shilling shocker” written for the Christmas season in 1885, just before the publication of Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The nameless protagonist of this Gothic tale, a wounded soldier, goes to the Spanish countryside to recuperate. He finds himself enthralled by the beautiful Olalla, the daughter of his hostess, whose family conceals a terrible secret.



I heard this dramatized on BBC and it was excellent. This is a good story, well read.