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.
Islands of the Mind
I was not aware when I read Treasure Island of the affinities between its famous author and my obscure self: Calvinism, a hellfire-breathing female, a father problem, a terrorized mind and a fevered...Read more