Treasure Island: A Tale of Buccaneers and Buried Gold (Paperback)
Winter 2009 Kids' List
“Take a look at this magnificent new edition of one of the best adventure stories ever written. John Lawrence's hand-colored, vinyl-cut, and wood-textured illustrations richly evoke the atmosphere and drama of the one of the best adventure stories ever written in this magnificent new edition. An unusually beautiful piece of bookmaking, and a special gift for any time of the year.”
— Carol, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
Welcome to the world of Mogul Classics Books. In this edition of the wonderful novel Treasure Island, by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, we are proud to offer you the best publication of this classic, one of the most loved and timeless stories of all times. Treasure Island is an adventure novel, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold." First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in a magazine 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. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous and still has its reflexes nowadays, with the creation of such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X," schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island is arguably one of the greatest works of storytelling in the English language. Stevenson created other novels, with greater depth and insight, but the highlight of Treasure Island is the combination of colorful and poetic prose that distinguishes his tale of piracy and boyhood adventure from the rest of the field of other adventure books. As you read this Mogul Classics Books edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, you will relive one of the most acclaimed stories of all times.