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  • Published: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141362878
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Treasure Island




A beautiful Puffin Classics hardback inspired by the V&A Museum's collection of the work of William Morris.

Treasure Island is a much loved Puffin Classic by Robert Louis Stevenson.



Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .



With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.



Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.



The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.



The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:
A Little Princess

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass


Anne of Green Gables series


Black Beauty


Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales


Heidi


Journey to the Centre of the Earth


Little Women series


Peter Pan


Tales of the Greek Heroes


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


The Adventures of King Arthur


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


The Call of the Wild


The Jungle Book


The Odyssey


The Secret Garden


The Wind in the Willows


The Wizard of Oz


Treasure Island



%%%Treasure Island is a much loved Puffin Classic by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .
With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa.
The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.
The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:
A Little Princess
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass
Anne of Green Gables series
Black Beauty
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Heidi
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Little Women series
Peter Pan
Tales of the Greek Heroes
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of King Arthur
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Call of the Wild
The Jungle Book
The Odyssey
The Secret Garden
The Wind in th
  • Pub date: 5 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141362878
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession but was finally allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted forcibly against the Presbyterianism of both his city's professional classes and his devout parents, but the influence of Calvinism on his childhood informed the fascination with evil that is so powerfully explored in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Stevenson suffered from a severe respiratory disease from his twenties onwards, leading him to settle in the gentle climate of Samoa with his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.

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