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La Bouteille endiablée

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Peut-on négocier avec le diable? Peut-on, après avoir réalisé ses rêves les plus fous, vivre éternellement heureux sans voir un jour le destin se rappeler à nous ? Kéaoué, habitant pauvre de l'île de Hawaï, tel Aladin et sa lampe mystérieuse, pensait avoir fait une merveilleuse affaire en achetant une bouteille magique vendue par un marin. Il pensait, une fois sa fortune f ...more
Paperback, 93 pages
Published 2011 by Phébus (first published 1891)
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Apatt
Oct 30, 2015 Apatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
One of my favorite stories, just the thing to read for Halloween, not that it is particularly scary, but it does have a dark atmosphere and a cool supernatural conceit involving wishes and an imp. Like The Monkey’s Paw which I just reviewed earlier today, the story is underpinned by the theme of “be careful what you wish for”. Having said that the way wishes work in The Bottle Imp is much more complex and interesting than The Monkey's Paw.

Basically whoever possess the bottled imp can make an unl
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Juan G.B
Mar 18, 2017 Juan G.B rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
AL FIN PUDE TERMINAR UN LIBRO! (Tendrá menos de 100 págs pero significa mucho para alguien que no leyó nada en dos meses).

-Puntuación El diablo en la botella: 4.5 estrellas
-Puntuación La puerta del señor de Malétroit: 4 estrellas
-Promedio: 4.25

Qué genial ha sido toparme con este autor después de tantos años. Con una narración demasiado prolija, muy ágil de leer, me cautivó completamente con sus dos cuentos (los que traen mi edición).

El Diablo en La Botella me lo leí de un tirón en unas pocas
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Dov Zeller
Nov 24, 2015 Dov Zeller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"There is a man of the island of Hawaii, whom I shall call Keawe; for the truth is, he still lives, and his name must be kept secret, but the place of his birth was not far from Honaunau, where the bones of Keawe the Great lie hidden in a cave. This man was poor, brave, and active, he could read and write like a schoolmaster, he was a first-rate mariner besides, sailed for some time in the island steamers, and steered a whaleboat on the Hamakua coast. At length it came in Keawe's mind to have a ...more
Denisse
Apr 03, 2017 Denisse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Devil says you can have it all. Your dreams and life are worth less than a penny. The Bottle Imp is the perfect fast read, it has a bit of humor and mystery, it almost reads as a fable. RLS had some great ideas and he developed them perfectly.


Y ahora muy buenos dias, mi querido amigo, ¡que el diablo le acompañe!

Compras la botella, pides lo que quieres, lo obtienes, la vendes a un precio menor, se feliz.

Supongo que hay toda una razon de ser de este relato, pero incluso si no le quieres en
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Franco  Santos
Me lo dieron para leer en el colegio. No me acuerdo mucho de la trama, pero sí recuerdo que lo disfrute mucho. De las mejores novelas que me obligaron a leer.
Lau
Sep 30, 2015 Lau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: muy-bueno
«Y ahora muy buenos días, mi querido amigo, ¡y que el diablo le acompañe!»

Interesante historia corta que bien podría ser parte de una versión moderna (moderna siendo 1891) de Las mil y una noches. Sé que Stevenson escribió una serie de relatos titulado Las nuevas mil y una noches, pero creo que El diablo de la botella se encuentra entre ellas.
Lo poco que leí de Stevenson me encantó, es un autor con gran imaginación y un estilo ágil que atrapa. Aquí causa un cierto escalofrío en la columna p
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بسام عبد العزيز
الصفقة بسيطة...
ستحصل على زجاجة بها جني يحقق لك كل آمالك...
يمكن أن تبيعها لاحقا لأي شخص لكن ستبيعها بثمن أقل من الثمن الذي دفعته أنت فيها..
لو بقيت معك الزجاجة حتى الموت ستكون روحك في الجحيم..
هكذا الصفقة..

ماذا ستفعل؟ توافق عليها؟؟
لا... الموضوع ليس بهذه البساطة..
ما أدراك بوجود شخصا سيشتريها منك؟؟
ما أدراك أنك ستعيش إلى أن تبيع الزجاجة؟
ماذا لو اشتريت الزجاجة بقرشين ؟ أنت تدرك بالطبع أنك لو بعتها ستبيعيها بقرش واحد و في هذه اللحظة فالمشتري لن يمكنه أبدا بيعها مجددا!
ماذا لو اشتريت أنت الزجاجة بقرش
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Althea Ann
Jan 30, 2014 Althea Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tale on the classic theme of ‘The Problems With Wishes.’ A man comes across the remarkable opportunity to buy a bottle containing an imp – who, genie-like, will fulfill all the wishes of his owner. The catch? If the owner dies in possession of the bottle, he or she will be damned for all eternity. The bottle cannot be given away, only sold – and it may only be sold for a lesser price than it was bought for.
It’s a great set-up, and Stevenson does it full justice.

It’s also worth mentioning that
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Scarlet Cameo
¿Alguien recuerda las historias de los genios que cumplían tres deseos?¿La de los genios que te daban lo que desearas pero siempre con un trágico final y atrayendo desgracia? Basicamente este cuento es ambas historias, aquí no se te cumplen tres deseos (más bien parece que son ilimitados) pero el mmm formato(?) es basicamente igual.

Esta narrado de una manera sencilla pero disfrutable, bastante entretenido, te deja pensando que tanto estas dispuesto a hacer con tal de conseguir un deseo y si real
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Nicolás
Dec 13, 2016 Nicolás rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Review completo de "El diablo en la botella" de Robert Louis Stevenson.

Para mi leer "El diablo en la botella" es relacionarlo con el cuento "La pata de mono" de WW. Jacobs o inclusive "Aladino y la lampara maravillosa" de "las mil y una noches" o alguno de los buenos cuentos de Jack London, etc.

La historia es básicamente la de una botella con un diablito dentro que "actúa" de manera similar al personaje de la lampara de aladino o la "pata de mono", un diablito que cumple deseos (sin limites) que
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
This was a fun bitty-bit of a story to curl up with when I couldn't seem to focus on anything more substantial. It's about a Hawaiian man and a magic bottle and a devilish conundrum. I wouldn't mind being the last one left holding the bottle, because I don't believe in hell. What a bargain, for a piddling little centime!
I loved Stevenson's word sketches of Hawaii and San Francisco and Tahiti as they were at that time.
David Sarkies
Feb 19, 2014 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Is it possible for a rich man ...
22 February 2014

This is one of those little treasures that I have stumbled across in a collection of short stories of Stevenson's that are all have a supernatural theme and also generally creepy (which is what you get with supernatural stories). The Bottle Imp is a story of a native Hawiian (which is interesting in that the main character of this book is not Anglo-american) who is sold a rather magnificent bottle. Basically the owner of the bottle will come into
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Sonia
Dec 29, 2016 Sonia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Es uno de esos libros realmente cortos y sencillos pero que, nada más empezarlo, hace que desees mucho saber qué sucederá a continuación y cómo terminará todo, muy a pesar de que uno puede ir prediciendo las posibles vías que tomará la historia y saque sus propias conclusiones incluso desde el principio. Es algo casi paradójico, pues aunque es bastante predecible, mantiene al lector degustando el libro como si fuera lo más innovador del mundo.
Fernando
Oct 01, 2015 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
¡Qué maravilla de cuento! Recuerdo que cuando terminé de leerlo (de un tirón), quedé fascinado. La historia encierra esa enseñanza de que a veces, ser afortunado no significa que tu vida mejore o seas más felíz. Otro cuento maravilloso de Stevenson es El Club de los Suicidas. Altamente recomendado...
Mizuki
Feb 25, 2014 Mizuki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great
This one is in fact very nice!
leynes
Jan 22, 2017 leynes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.5 stars)

On the 22th of January I discovered that this short story is part of my edition of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson and since I had never read it I decided to change that... And what can I say? I really enjoyed this little tale. It was super strange but thought-provoking which is the best asset a story can have. ;)

Things had gone quickly; but so an arrow goes, and the ball of a rifle swifter still, and yet both may strike a target.


Recently, I have become a bit obses
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Kirstie Ellen
Feb 29, 2016 Kirstie Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stevenson fans
Shelves: classics, fantasy
This was a great story! It was included within my copy of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so I thought I'd give it a go and it was really funny and quite stressful. It's all about one man getting caught up with the trickery of a genie bottle, essentially. If you ever get the chance to read it then do!



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Wish Granting Genies?
Stevenson has a real knack for story telling and this was incredibly entertaining. Although short, it packs quite the punch with its e
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Carolina
Mar 19, 2016 Carolina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quiero-comprar, 2016
Me encantó definitivamente este autor era un gran viajero, ese tono a historia de vudú que tiene este relato no lo había visto desde que leí a Junot Diaz y en este caso tiene mayor merito dado que el autor es inglés, no en vano murió con el apelativo de ser el contador de historias.

En esta historia hay una botella que concede cualquier cosa que se desee pero quien la posea sabe a ciencia cierta que debe deshacerse de la botella antes de morir o su alma se perderá en el infierno, por demás al ve
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Jo Weston
A curious and engaging tale
Christine
BBC Book at Bedtime

"All my fortune, and this house itself and its garden, came out of a bottle not much bigger than a pint."

The promise of wealth beyond imagining and his every wish granted tempts a young Hawaiian sailor to purchase an enchanted bottle. There's just one catch; if the owner should die before selling it on, his soul will burn in hell forever. Keawe reasons that the bottle should be easy enough to pass on once he has gained his heart's desire - but it must be sold at a loss, and th
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Cristina Grela
Feb 02, 2017 Cristina Grela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este pequeño relato nos muestra la escasez de recursos, la realidad de que para que una persona tenga algo, otra tiene que carecer de ello. Todo lo que a priori pueda parecer una bendición, puede convertirse en una maldición, y por eso hay que tener mucho cuidado con lo que se pide.

Además, la botella se compra siempre por un precio inferior a lo que le costó a su vendedor. ¿Qué pasaría si llegase a tus manos y ya no pudieses deshacerte de ella? ¿Es siempre bueno que se cumplan todos tus deseos?

¿
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Katy
Mar 18, 2008 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Katy by: my dad
I finished reading this book last night and will have to say that this was a really awesome and probably the best short story that I have ever read. Robert Louis Stevenson is a really great that author that has amazing talent. I absolutely love LOVE his style. I read this book thinking that this book would be scary, because my dad told me that it would freak me out. WRONG! But whatever, this book is great. READ IT!!!
Sally Davies
Dec 14, 2016 Sally Davies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought I would read over the first page quickly before getting ready for bed and I just could not put it down. Fast paced, atmospheric and haunting. It was everything I could have wanted from a short story.

It questions issues of morality, and whether selling your soul to the devil can ever really be justified. It is a story that is sure to stay with me for a long time, and will no doubt be read again and again.
Caroline Barron
Oct 19, 2012 Caroline Barron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a beautiful, simple tale. Stevenson was well travelled through Hawaii and Polynesia and this tale - for it is a tale, based on a Faustian tale - is a reflection of all the magic he felt living in these lands. A familiar story, a imp in a bottle to grant wishes, but with joy arrives despair. Beautifully told, great moral story. What a talented man. Witten 1891.
Gizella Caicedo
Una historia que llevaba tiempo querer leer porque ha muchos les ha gustado y debo de decir que a mi también! Mi edición es super sencilla y creo que por eso lo leí super rápido, igualmente la historia es fantástica y metafórica en algunas partes, sus personajes me encantaron por su inmenso amor, solo diré que la disfrute bastante.
Cwpper David
Nov 29, 2014 Cwpper David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ficción, favorites
Oscar Wilde tiene un cuento donde el protagonista vende su alma por hastío, y cuándo quiere recuperarla descubre que ha pasado por tantas manos, y ha perdido tanto su valor, que no existe trueque posible. Aquí tenemos la misma premisa, pero con un diablo embotellado que concede deseos, una historia mucho más elaborada, unos giros bastante agridulces y un final no tan moralista.
Kathy
I love Stevenson's short stories in which his characters face moral dilemas that place their very souls in peril. This one is my favorite. It's about a man who has made a deal with a devil. Everything is going fine and it looks like he has escaped with is soul intact . . . until he falls in love!
Naty Flor
Rápido, divertido, cortito ¡Qué más pedirle a un autor como R. L. Stevenson!
Creo que tardé 45 minutos en leerlo, fácil para leerlo, no se queda en los detalles ni nada. Le doy 4/5 porque es una historia muy simple, pero está bueno y lo recomiendo :)
Bettie☯
Jul 05, 2010 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, summer-2010
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

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