Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 224 pages, 6.82 × 4.36 × 0.65 in
Published: June 3, 2008
Publisher: Signet Classics
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451530977
ISBN - 13: 9780451530974
About the Book
From young Jim Hawkins's first encounter with the sinister Blind Pew to the climactic battle with villain Long John Silver, Stevenson's story is full of thrills and action. This edition of "Treasure Island" contains a new Introduction. Revised reissue.
From the Publisher
The timeless adventure
From young Jim Hawkins?s first encounter with the sinister Blind Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, Treasure Island continues to thrill generations of readers.
About the Author
Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there. A variety of essays and short stories followed, most of which were published in magazines. It was with the publication of Treasure Island in 1883, however, that Stevenson achieved wide recognition and fame. This was followed by his most successful adventure story, Kidnapped, which appeared in 1886. With stories such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Stevenson revived Daniel Defoe's novel of romantic adventure, adding to it psychological analysis. While these stories and others, such as David Balfour and The Master of Ballantrae (1889), are stories of adventure, they are at the same time fine studies of character. The Master of Ballantrae, in particular, is a study of evil character, and this study is taken even further in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). In 1887 Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, went to the United States, first to the health spas of Saranac Lake, New York, and then on to the West Coast. From there they set out