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The Sire de Maletroit's Door


Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as the author of the children’s classic Treasure Island, and the adult horror story, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and   Hyde. He is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world. Robert Louis Stevenson was a great traveller. He sought adventure through travel but also needed an environment amenable to his recurring ill health. Early travels around Scotland and France, where he met his wife, were extended in later life to America, Australia, and Samoa. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde made Stevenson's fortune and he bought a South Seas island to which he retired to spend the rest of his days quietly in writing. “The Sire de Malétroit’s Door” was first published in 1878 in Temple Bar, a British literary magazine that also published stories by Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Arthur Conan Doyle and E.F. Benson. In The Sire de Maletroit's Door, Denis de Beaulieu, a young cavalier, is precocious in the arts of chivalry and war. Not yet twenty-two years old, he has already killed a man in battle and is confident as he goes about his affairs. One dark, unsettled September night in 1429, Denis finds himself alone in a territory jointly occupied by Burgundian and English troops. Although he is there under safe conduct, that means little in the brutal realities of the Hundred Years’ War… You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Sire de Maletroit's Door” by Robert Louis Stevenson on our website. Enjoy it!

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