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Treasure Island
By Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
  • Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Book Description

Stevenson's great adventure story, set in the 18th century, was conceived in the Scottish Highlands, where the author and his 12-year-old stepson amused themselves by making a map that showed the location of buried treasure on an island. The illustrations first appeared in 1949.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857159097
ISBN-10: 1857159098
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 24mm x 160mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Oxford Children's Classics: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson Oxford Children's Classics: Kidnapped, Paperback (March 2017)

A quest for justice ... and revenge! If you like action-packed adventure, then Kidnapped is the story for you! Not only does this edition include the complete, unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other adventures you might enjoy.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, Paperback (January 2017)

When a terrifying stranger arrives at Jim Hawkin's father's inn, he finds himself haunted by his tales of piracy, vengeance and blood on the high seas. But when the stranger mysteriously dies, Jim is pulled into an incredible adventure of his own - a quest to discover the long-lost treasure of the evil, infamous and now-dead pirate, Captain Flint.

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2016)

The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, this stunning gift edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a man with two very different personalities.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. The storyline is faithful-perhaps too faithful-to the original text; presented mostly in dull boxes of first-person narration, it plods glacially for a full third of the work, until young Jim Hawkins finally boards the Hispaniola. His subsequent terrifying adventure certainly speeds up the pace, but the black-and-white artwork, while realistic and finely detailed, remains frustratingly static; moody and atmospheric, it seems better suited to Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The shipboard details and contemporary accoutrements appear accurate and painstakingly researched, but the characters are sketchy and hard to distinguish behind the inky noir shadows and strained perspectives. Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. Chronically ill with bronchitis and possibly tuberculosis, Stevenson withdrew from Engineering at Edinburgh University in favour of Studying Law. Although he passed the bar and became an advocate in 1875, he knew that his true work was as a writer. Between 1876 and his death in 1894, Stevenson wrote prolifically. His published essays, short stories, fiction, travel books, plays, letters and poetry number in dozens. The most famous of his works include Travels With A Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1887), Thrawn Janet (1887) and Kidnapped (1893). After marrying Fanny Osbourne in 1880 Stevenson continued to travel and to write about his experiences. His poor health led him and his family to Valima in Samoa, where they settled. During his days there Stevenson was known as 'Tusitala' or 'The Story Teller'. His love of telling romantic and adventure stories allowed him to connect easily with the universal child in all of us. 'Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child,' he said. Robert Louis Stevenson died in Valima in 1894 of a brain haemorrhage.

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