Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Dover Publications
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Treasure Island


One of the most enduringly popular adventure tales, `Treasure Island` began in 1881 as a serialized adventure entitled `The Sea-Cook` in the periodical `Young Folks`. Completed during a stay at Davos, Switzerland, where Stevenson had gone for his health, it was published in 1883 in the form we know today. Set in the eighteenth century, `Treasure Island` spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the `Hispaniola`, the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle. Rich in atmosphere and character, `Treasure Island` continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.

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