3-year old asks Dad: "How do you know if you are a pirate?"
Dad obliges: "Go on?"
"You just Argh!"
Stereotypic, but Stevenson set the stereotypes within these works, in the same way that Shakespeare set up a lot of phrases that are now viewed as cliches: they work. Both tell tales so well that they have been quoted, imitated or emulated ever since. So failure to read the originals should be a simple parameter to allow others to describe the defaulter as illiterate.
The best edition of Stevenson's supernatural fiction so far. The texts are very well edited, the notes are significant and unobtrusive for the average reader, and the appendices provide the perfect complementation for Stevenson's narratives of the uncanny. Roger Luckhurst's introduction is fascinating. A must. (Dr. Antonio Ballesteros-González, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
As the poster for the movie had it: 'Everyone has a dark side...'