Treasure Island (Flame Tree Collectable Classics) (Hardcover)
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
Robert Louis Stevenson's thrilling read is a rip-roaring adventure, one of the best still in English literature. It's a heady mix of blue seas, hidden treasures, salty characters and breathtaking action, fully deserving of its place amongst the gorgeous editions of the Flame Tree Collectable Classics.
Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.
The very name of Robert Louis Stevenson is synonymous with storytelling adventures, Treasure Island being one of the most popular books in English literature. Its racing narrative pace takes the young Jim Hawkins on a lively escapade that's fired the imagination of many generations of readers. Mysterious maps, Long John Silver and his parrot, buried treasures, tropical islands, leafy palms and endless blue seas, innocence and treachery, the complicated path between good and evil, all conspire to deliver a powerful addition to any collection of tall tales and essential reads.
About the Author
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet, is considered to be one of the great classic storytellers. Stevenson wrote a number of popular and enduring fantasies, including Treasure Island (1883) and 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886).
Judith John is a writer and editor specializing in literature and history. A former secondary school English Language and Literature teacher, she has subsequently worked as an editor on major educational projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International Baccalaureate series. Judith’s major research interests include Romantic and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.