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Treasure Island
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Fine Edition

FICTION

256 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9780955881817

Rights: US & CA

White's Books Ltd. (Apr 2010)
White's Books

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Overview

"Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!"

James Bond and Harry Potter are indebted to this classic adventure tale and its young hero, Jim Hawkins. The archetypal adventure story is presented complete with the author's map of Treasure Island and his account of how the story came about. The printed illustration wrapping around this beautiful edition uses gold foiling and blue waves strikingly printed on the navy blue cloth background. The cover illustration is by the artist Stanley Donwood, best known for his designs for the band Radiohead. Both contemporary and classic, this book has unique appeal for any lover of adventure stories.

Reviews

"Renowned artists are commissioned to design the binding for each of [White's Books]'s beautifully crafted hardcovers."  —Fuck Yeah, Book Arts!

Author Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh. Treasure Island was his first novel, published in 1883. After years of writing in other, more overtly literary styles, it gave Robert Louis Stevenson his first commercial success. Robert Louis Stevenson was especially proud of the unreliable Long John Silver, and went on to invent other memorable characters, including Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.This edition of Treasure Island includes Robert Louis Stevenson's short account of how, on a rainy afternoon, he drew the map that inspired the story - with a full-page reproduction of the map included.