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Treasure Island

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics Series

Treasure Island Synopsis

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself. Stevenson's first full-length work of fiction brought him immediate fame and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

Treasure Island Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141192451
Publication date: 28th September 2009
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) began his writing career as an essayist and travel writer, but the success of TREASURE ISLAND (1883) and KIDNAPPED (1886) established his reputation for tales of adventure and action.

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