The famous adventure novel, Treasure Island, written by Robert Louis Stevenson in a new beautiful Pook Press edition, with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth
A swashbuckling tale of pirates, maps and treasure. The story begins with an old sailor who appears an inn on the west English coast, talking of a sea chest and secret treasure map. When the sailor dies, his charge is left with Jim, the innkeeper’s son, who discovers the chest and map. In no time, Jim is swept into a dangerous quest on the high seas, privy to plots, murder, and mutiny - some whilst concealed in an apple barrel. This is a truly entertaining, action-filled tale that stands the test of time.
Pook Press presents this facsimile of the 1911 illustrated edition, containing 9 nostalgic colour plates by N. C. Wyeth, one of America’s greatest Illustrators.
Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage classic illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
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About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.
Date of Birth:November 13, 1850
Date of Death:December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Vailima, Samoa
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875