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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

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‘Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!’ The classic swashbuckling story of pirates, buried treasure, shipwreck and much more is vividly brought to life in the glorious illustrations in this volume. Young Jim Hawkins tells the tale from his first meeting with the mysterious old seaman in the Admiral Benbow pub to his adventures on the high seas in search of buried treasure and the pirate, Long John Silver. The text is unabridged.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The story of the adventurous voyage of Jim Hawkins. Long John Silver and the crew of the 'Hispanola' in search of treasure. Handsome, sturdily bound edition with Foreman's piratical line drawings.
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Synopsis

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

A complete and unabridged, illustrated edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of adventure. When Jim Hawkins sets sail searching for buried treasure and adventure, he finds himself caught up in a deadly mutiny where he must outwit the cunning pirate Long John Silver in order to stay alive.

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'Usborne are widely known for their very popular range of abridged classics... Chunky and complete with clear print and colour illustrations, these should appeal to those parents and grandparents keen to encourage children to encounter past great reads in their entirety. With this very approachable and palatable format there is a good chance they will succeed' - The Guardian'

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by his faithful nurse, Alison Cunningham, known as Cummy in the family circle. She told him morbid stories about the Covenanters (the Scots Presbyterian martyrs), read aloud to him Victorian penny-serial novels, Bible stories, and the Psalms, and drilled the catechism into him, all with his parents' approval. Thomas Stevenson was quite a storyteller himself, and his wife doted on their only child, sitting in admiration while her precocious son expounded on religious dogma. Stevenson inevitably reacted to the morbidity of his religious education and to the stiffness of his family's middle-class values, but that rebellion would come only after he entered Edinburgh University.

The juvenilia that survives from his childhood shows an observer who was already sensitive to religious issues and Scottish history. Not surprisingly, the boy who listened to Cummy's religious tales first tried his hand at retelling Bible stories: "A History of Moses" was followed by "The Book of Joseph." When Stevenson was sixteen his family published a pamphlet he had written entitled The Pentland Rising, a recounting of the murder of Nonconformist Scots Presbyterians who rebelled against their royalist persecutors.

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Format

Hardback
416 pages

Author

Robert Louis Stevenson
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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2014

ISBN

9781409564973

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