The voyage that transforms Jim takes him away from his calm country life in England, to the high seas aboard the ship Hispanola and to the unknown island where the pirate Captain Flint buried his treasure.
At a time when he was still an unknown author, inspiration came one summer in Scotland when bad weather kept the family stuck inside. To amuse his 12 year old stepson, RLS used the idea of a secret map as the basis of a story about hidden treasure. Taking inspiration from his travels, childhood trips visiting lighthouses, and basing the character of Long John Silver on his friend W.
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Henley, he sat down and wrote the adventure that became one of the most beloved pirate tales of all time. It gave Stevenson fame and was the first of many classic stories by him. Creating character David Balfour to act as a witness to history, Stevenson invents firsthand accounts about events which still remain shrouded in mystery.
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The edition present new, annotated texts of Stevenson's most popular works, such as Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and bring back into print some of his lesser-known writing. The New Edinburgh Edition consider the various states in which Stevenson's texts appeared, from magazine publication to final editions, allowing readers to discover what Stevenson wrote, and how this hugely popular writer responded to the burgeoning literary market of the late nineteenth century.
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