Treasure Island (Mass Market)
Signet, 9781101990322, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (8/18/2008)
Winter 2009 Kids' List
— Carol, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
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“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From young Jim Hawkins’s first encounter with the sinister beggar Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, this novel has fired readers’ imaginations for generations. A rousing tale of treachery, greed, and daring, Treasure Island continues to enthrall readers of all ages.
With an Introduction by Patrick Scott
and an Afterword by Sara Levine
About the Author
Patrick Scott is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina and co-editor of Studies in Scottish Literature. From 1996-2011 he was Director of Rare Books and Special Collections at Thomas Cooper Library, which has the largest Scottish literature collection outside Scotland. His earlier publications on Victorian boys’ books include essays on Hughes’s Tom Brown’s Schooldays and Kipling’s Stalky & Co.
Sara Levine is the author of the novel Treasure Island!!! and the short story collection Short Dark Oracles. Her essays have been widely anthologized, and she teaches writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.