By Robert Louis Stevenson
(Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486275598, 160pp.)
Publication Date: April 1993
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Set in the eighteenth century, "Treasure Island" spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the "Hispaniola, "the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle.
Rich in atmosphere and character, "Treasure Island "continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.