Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson 1994 | Easton Press

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  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson; Edward A. Wilson illustrator
  • Publisher: Easton Press, 1994
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

Dark green leather, gilt decorations, all edges gilt. Binding tight, square, internally fine, unmarked. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson. Fine, like new condition.

“I re-read Treasure Island most years and it still holds my attention. I still find fresh delights in its pages. For me, it’s a book that has everything. Stevenson was a master of so many different styles of writing. But for me, Treasure Island remains his masterpiece, and masterclass.” -Val McDermid ; The Independent

 

Treasure Island (1881-1882) is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X,” schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. It was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym “Captain George North”. It was first published as a book on 14 November 1883, by Cassell & Co.

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