Allen, Walter. “The Modern Story: Origins, Background, Affinities.” In The Short Story in English, pp. 3–23. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981.
Discusses Stevenson as an important influence in the development of the modern English short story.
Penzoldt, Peter. “The Ghost Story with a Moral—Dickens and Stevenson.” In The Supernatural in Fiction, pp. 92–117. New York: Humanities Press, 1965.
Originally published in 1952, asserts that Stevenson and Charles Dickens were the only short story writers to create modern horror tales with moral messages.
Swinnerton, Frank. “Short Stories.” In Robert Louis Stevenson: A Critical Study, pp. 116–42. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1915.
Provides commentary on Stevenson's major short stories.
Additional coverage of Stevenson's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 24; Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Biography & Resources, Vol. 3; Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults, Vols. 1, 2, 4, 13; British Writers, Vol. 5; Children's Literature Review, Vols. 10, 11; Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, 1890–1914; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 18, 57, 141, 156, 174; Dictionary of Literary Biography: Documentary Series, Vol. 13; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors Modules: Most-Studied Authors, Novelists; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Junior DISCovering Authors; Literature and Its Times, Vols. 1, 3; Literature Resource Center; Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vols. 5, 14, 63; Novels for Students, Vol. 11; Reference Guide to English Literature; Reference Guide to Short Fiction; Something about the Author, Vol. 100; St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers; St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers; Supernatural Fiction Writers; World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 4; World Literature Criticism; Writers for Children; Writers for Young Adults; and Yesterday's Authors of Books for Children, Vol. 2.