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The Rajah's Diamond

The Rajah's Diamond
The Rajah's Diamond on "New Arabian Nights"
Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Country Scotland
Language English
Series Later-day Arabian Nights
Genre Detective fiction short story
Publisher London Magazine
Publication date
June–October 1878
Media type Print (Periodical)
Preceded by The Suicide Club

The Rajah's Diamond is a cycle of four short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1878 in a serial magazine they were republished in the first volume of New Arabian Nights. The stories are:

  • "Story of the Bandbox"
  • "Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders"
  • "Story of the House with the Green Blinds"
  • "The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective"


Dramafilms released a movie entitled The Tame Cat (1921), based on these stories, directed by Willard King Bradley and starring Marion Harding and Ray Irwin.[1]

In 1979 BBC Wales broadcast an operatic adaptation of The Rajah's Diamond by Alun Hoddinott, starring Geraint Evans and featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.[2]

Publication history

  • 1878, UK, London Magazine, Pub date June–October 1878, Periodical
  • 1991, USA, Carroll & Graf ISBN 0-88184-741-0, Pub date September 1991, Hardback


  1. ^ "". Retrieved July 20, 2007. 
  2. ^ "BFI". Retrieved July 20, 2007. 

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