Treasure Island (Annotated & Illustrated) (More Than 30 Pictures Included)

Treasure Island (Annotated & Illustrated) (More Than 30 Pictures Included)

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Format: Kindle Edition

Pages: 377 pages

Language: English

Published: January 11th 2015

TREASURE ISLAND
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850 - 1894)

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.

Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale noted for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality – as seen in Long John Silver – unusual for children's literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.