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PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2010
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By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson; Illustrated by John Lawrence
Relive one of the greatest adventure stories of all time in this stunning, unabridged edition featuring bold, dynamic woodcuts by John Lawrence. Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest – yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! A treasure map where X marks the spot, a schooner set to sail, a one-legged seaman with a parrot on his shoulder, a boy whose bravery will be tested by murder, mutiny, and betrayal – Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-loved tale is the ultimate swashbuckling adventure. Sweeping a path from the sleepy English coast, to the raging high seas, to a tropical island concealing a buried treasure, this story of friendship and greed, loyalty and courage stars an unforgettable cast of characters: young Jim Hawkins, the terrifying Blind Pew, the wild man Ben Gunn, and one of literature’s most dastardly villains, the charming, crafty, and utterly unscrupulous Long John Silver. Superbly illustrated by the celebrated John Lawrence, this is the definitive edition of an enduring classic.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), the Scottish-born poet and novelist, is best known for Treasure Island but has written countless books for children and adults including A Child’s Garden of Verses and A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. John Lawrence has contributed to well over a hundred books as an illustrator and wood-engraver, including Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman, Tiny’s Big Adventure by Martin Waddell, Christmas in Exeter Street by Diana Hendry and Seahorse by Chris Butterworth.