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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Alma Classics

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One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Treasure Island's timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, mutiny and derring-do has appealed to generations of readers ever since Robert Louis Stevenson penned it in 1881 with the claim: If this don't fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day.

But more than just a children's classic, the novel is considered to be one of the greatest feats of storytelling in the English language, with characters such as the unforgettable Long John Silver becoming part of the cultural consciousness.

The young Jim Hawkins is hired by an old seadog Billy Bones to look out for a sailor with one leg.   Despite this precaution, Bones is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Searching through his belongings Jim finds a treasure map, which he shows to the local doctor and a wealthy squire. They engage a ship and captain, but unwittingly they hire the ruthless and immensely strong Long John Silver, who has designs on the treasure, as their cook …

Treasure Island is a coming-of-age story that will captivate both adults and children for as long as stories are told.

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