Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Treasure Island's timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, mutiny and derring-do has appealed to generations of readers ever since Robert Louis Stevenson penned it in 1881 with the claim: "If this don't fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day." But more than just a children's classic, the novel is considered to be one of the greatest feats of storytelling in the English language, with characters such as the unforgettable Long John Silver becoming part of the cultural consciousness. Treasure Island is a coming-of-age story that will captivate both adults and children for as long as stories are told.
The prolific author of seminal works such as Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 94) remains one of the most enduringly popular storytellers in the English language.