- Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
- Format: Hardback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 136mm x 204mm x 20mm | 260g
- Publication date: 10 March 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0141192453
- ISBN 13: 9780141192451
- Sales rank: 30,067
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.
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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.
"Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing."