"If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel!"-Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883) Treasure Island (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson is considered by many the best book about pirates. This classic adventure story has it all: pirates, a treasure hunt, the one-legged villain Long John Silver, the little boy and narrator Jim Hawkins, and a captivating storyline.This jacketed hardcover 1911 replica with color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, one of America's greatest illustrators, is a must read and keepsake for lovers of Treasure Island no matter your age.
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: Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879), Treasure Island (1883), The Black Arrow (1884), A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), and Kidnapped (1886).