A thrilling tale of hidden treasure, pirates and treachery. When Billy Bones, an old sailor, dies at Admiral Benbow Inn, young Jim Hawkins gets drawn into the most exciting adventure of his life. Among the dead man's belongings, Jim discovers a map that leads to a hidden treasure on a remote island, and shows it to Dr Livesey and Squire Trelawney. They, in turn, recruit a crew of seasoned seamen, and embark on a voyage to the island. They set sail on the Hispaniola where Jim learns of a mutiny brewing on the ship, masterminded by Long John Silver, the ship's deceitful one-legged cook. As events hurtle towards electrifying swordfights and shocking murders, Jim learns about friendship, bravery and loyalty. A timeless adventure classic, Treasure Island has inspired generations of readers and writers alike. This new edition, introduced by Ruskin Bond, will enthral readers all over again.About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850−1894) was an acclaimed poet, essayist, novelist and travel writer, as accomplished in fiction as in non-fiction. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stevenson studied to become a lawyer though he never actually practised law. Dogged by ill health throughout his life, Stevenson travelled extensively, simply for the joy of it and to find more salubrious climates-in America, in Europe, and on the island of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean, where he lived for four years before his death. A well-known literary figure during his lifetime, Stevenson's popularity has endured and grown over the last century. His work includes many timeless classics; among others, Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, New Arabian Nights and A Child's Garden of Verses.