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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Eoin Colfer
  

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A 2013 World Book Night selection.

With its swift-moving plot and memorably drawn characters - Blind Pew and Black Dog, the castaway Ben Gunn and the charming but dangerous Long John Silver - Stevenson's tale of pirates, treachery and heroism was an immediate success when it was first published in 1883 and has retained its place as one of the greatest of all adventure stories.

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Eoin Colfer

A 2013 World Book Night selection.

The quintessential adventure story that first established pirates in the popular imagination, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is edited with an introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics . When a mysterious sailor dies in sinister circumstances at the Admiral Benbow inn, young Jim Hawkins stumbles across a treasure map among the dead man's possessions. But Jim soon becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map's existence, and his bravery and cunning are tested to the full when, with his friends Squire Trelawney and Dr Livesey, he sets sail in the Hispaniola to track down the treasure. In his introduction John Seelye examines Stevenson's life and influences and the novel's place within adventure fiction. This edition also includes Stevenson's essay on the composition of Treasure Island.

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


About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.

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Publication date

1st December 1999

Author

Robert Louis Stevenson, Eoin Colfer

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Books for the Boys
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780140437683

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