"Treasure Island" illustrated, one of a kind.
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson's great tale of pirates and buried treasure, is perhaps the best adventure story of all time. It is certainly the quintessential pirate tale, and it has created and influenced our idea of the pirate world.
Everyone knows the captain's eternal song:
"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
A thrilling adventure novel of pirates, sailing ships, treasure maps, and tropical islands. Published in 1883, its characters have become part of our culture. A young boy, Jim Hawkins, discovers a treasure map on a dying pirate at the "Admiral Benbow" inn in England and takes off on a quest to find the prize. The ship he is on is taken over by the one-legged Long John Silver and his gang of cutthroats who attempt to steal the treasure.
This edition contains 10 illustrations by Dino Di Lena, a renowned Italian artist.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894), Scottish writer and poet, was born in Edinburgh to a prosperous family of engineers but gave up the family profession first for law and then for literature. Among his prodigious output as a writer are: The Black Arrow (1884), A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), Kidnapped (1886), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).