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Treasure Island (Revised)

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Supporting Material: Available

ISBN 9788125952152
For Age Group 12 - 13 Years
Pages 116
Weight 0.249 Kg
Binding Paperback
Trim Size 6.25*9.5 inches
List Price 195.00

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of ‘buccaneers and buried gold’. It is a gripping pirate story, fast-paced by the standards of its time and full of action.

About Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Scotland. His father, Thomas Stevenson, was an engineer. At the age of seven Robert developed tuberculosis. This left him weak and thin and he remained sickly throughout his life. His illness pushed him closer to books, and he grew up in his own world of fantasy and imagination. His nurse, Alice Cunningham, further stimulated his imagination by telling him stories of fairies, dragons and monsters. Many of these stories found their way into his later books.

In 1874, he graduated to became a laywer but instead of setting his practice he decided to devote himself to writing. He left Scotland and travelled to France, Italy and Spain, and then to America. His two travel books. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and An Inland Journey were based on these experiences.

He wrote a book titled The Sea Cook which was published as Treasure Island in 1883. An instant success, it established his reputation as a major writer in English literature. This was followed by other novels of high adventure: Kidnapped (1888), The Mater of Ballantrae (1889), and David Balfour (1893). He also wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Black Arrow.

On December 3, 1894, he died suddenly from cerebral haemorrhage. Treasure Island remains one of the most popular books of English literature enthralling readers, old and young.

About the Series

Salient Features

  • Selection of stories and writers conform to those recommended by various Boards and schools
  • Books have been adapted and abridged from authentic texts to make them suitable for various age groups
  • Careful grading of language and vocabulary make for simple,easy reading
  • Colourful, vibrant illustrations bring the stories alive in the reader's mind
  • Comprehension exercises at the end of each book are designed to make it a pleasurable activity, and can be easily used for grading by the teacher
  • An element of interest by way of extra information/web links on the movie and theatre adaptations of the books have been provided wherever appropriate, for further exploration
  • Ideal for libraries, gifts and home reading.

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