Treasure Island

Treasure Island Cover

Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486275598, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 1993

One of the most enduringly popular adventure tales, "Treasure Island "began in 1881 as a serialized adventure entitled "The Sea-Cook"" "in the periodical "Young Folks." Completed during a stay at Davos, Switzerland, where Stevenson had gone for his health, it was published in 1883 in the form we know today.
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 viewsof the changing nature of human motives.

About the Author
Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a prolific Scottish poet and novelist in the 19th century. He was admired by many other authors, and his work includes The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in 1894.