Young Jim Hawkins comes into possession of a map depicting an island where the infamous pirate Captain Flint has buried his prey. Together with a colourful crew under Captain Smollett, a dangerous search for the pirate's treasure begins. But parts of the crew, especially the unscrupulous ship's cook Long John Silver, turn out to be pirates from Flint's former troop. In the end, countless fights between Jim and the pirates stand in the way of recovering the treasure.
"Treasure Island", first published in 1883, has inspired young and old for generations; and there is hardly a reader who has not devoured this exciting adventure novel from the first to the last page.
The book is decorated with the original illustrations. Its size is about 330 pages.
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Robert Louis Stevenson, geboren 1850 in Edinburgh, studierteJura und wurde nach dem Studium freier Schriftsteller.Nachdem er wegen seines Lungenleidens lange vergeblichein Klima gesucht hatte, das seine Krankheit heilte, lebte erseit 1888 auf Samoa, wo er 1894 starb. Zu seinen berühmtestenWerken zählen Die Schatzinsel (1882) und Der seltsameFall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde (1886).