Treasure Island

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One of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is a thrilling tale of swashbuckling heroes and dastardly villains that continues to enchant readers young and old.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition of Treasure Island is illustrated by H. M. Brock, with an afterword by Sam Gilpin.

When young Jim Hawkins finds a mysterious map in a dead sailor’s sea trunk, it marks the start of a thrilling treasure hunt – and a very dangerous adventure. Accompanied by the local doctor and squire, he sets off on the high seas as a cabin-boy, determined to find the buried hoard. But they are not alone in their quest, a band of pirates – led by the enigmatic, one-legged Long John Silver – will stop at nothing to take back what they believe is theirs.

 

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Contents

PART ONE The Old Buccaneer
The Old Sea Dog at the Admiral Benbow
Black Dog Appears and Disappears
The Black Spot
The SeaChest
The Last of the Blind
The Captains Papers
PART TWO The Sea Cook
The Man of the Island
PART FOUR The Stockade
How the Ship was Abandoned
The JollyBoats Last Trip
End of the First Days Fighting
The Garrison in the Stockade
Silvers Embassy
The Attack

Go to Bristol
At the Sign of the Spyglass
Powder and Arms
The Voyage
What I Heard in the Apple Barrel
Council of
PART THREE My Shore Adventure
How My Shore Adventure Began
The First Blow
PART FIVE My Sea Adventure
How My Sea Adventure Began
The EbbTide Runs
The Cruise of the Coracle
Strike the Jolly Roger 26 Israel Hands
Pieces of Eight
PART SIX Captain Silver
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850, the only son of an engineer, Thomas Stevenson. Despite a lifetime of poor health, Stevenson was a keen traveller, and his first book An Inland Voyage (1878) recounted a canoe tour of France and Belgium. In 1880 he married an American divorcee, Fanny Osbourne, and there followed Stevenson’s most productive period, in which he wrote, amongst other books, Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Kidnapped (both 1886). In 1888, Stevenson left Britain in search of a more salubrious climate, settling in Samoa, where he died in 1894.