Treasure Island (Penguin Clothbound Classics) (Hardcover)

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By Robert Louis Stevenson, John Seelye (Editor), John Seelye (Introduction by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
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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

Description


Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself. Stevenson's first full-length work of fiction brought him immediate fame and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

About the Author


Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) began his writing career as an essayist and travel writer, but the success of TREASURE ISLAND (1883) and KIDNAPPED (1886) established his reputation for tales of adventure and action.

Praise For…


"Over Treasure Island I let my fire die in winter without knowing I was freezing."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780141192451
ISBN-10: 0141192453
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: March 10th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics