Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson, William Sharp (Illustrator)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1949, Item: 63304
Hardcover, 226 pages
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Since 1883, when it was first published, Treasure Island has occupied an honored place on that small shelf of books to which the wise reader returns again and again. It is probably the perfect adventure story—perpetually fascinating to adults as it is to youngsters.

Because Stevenson mastered the special secret of creating a living and real world of adventure, the reader's interest never lags from the moment Billy Bones comes to the Admiral Benbow Inn, thus launching young Jim Hawkins and the others on a voyage that begins in mutiny and progresses through adventure and bloodshed galore, until the story ends (all too soon for every reader) with the division of the pirate gold.

No one ever forgets the infinite charm of that murderous one-legged scoundrel, Long John Silver; few of us have not stayed up long past bedtime, risking our neck with impulsive, courageous, foolhardy Jim Hawkins and these are delicious experiences we delight in recapturing.

Here, then, is the ticket for the wonderful cruise. Take Billy Bones' map, go aboard the Hispanola, and sail away once again with the most likeable crew of ex-pirates and rogues who ever roared out a chorus of "Fifteen men on a dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!"

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