Treasure Island (Paperback)

By Robert Louis Stevenson, David Cordingly (Introduction by)

Modern Library, 9780375756825, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2001



Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike. And as David Cordingly points out in his Introduction, Treasure Island is also the best and most influential of all the stories about pirates.

About the Author

David Cordingly is the author of Under the Black Flag and Women Sailors and Sailors' Women. He lives in Sussex, England.

Praise For Treasure Island

"Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing."