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Treasure Island (Wordsworth Collector’s Editions)

Treasure Island (Wordsworth Collector’s Editions)

Why a Booktrail?

Treasure Island is the seminal pirates and buried treasure novel.

  • ISBN: 978-1840227888
  • Genre: Adventure, Childrens

What you need to know before your trail

The story is told in the first person by young Jim Hawkins, whose mother keeps the Admiral Benbow Inn. An old seadog, a resident at the inn, hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors whom he fears but, despite all precautions, the old man is served with the black spot which means death. Among the dead man’s belongings Jim discovers a map showing the location of the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. It is not long before he, along with Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, sets sail to find the treasure. However, amongst the hired hands is the one-legged Long John Silver who has designs on the treasure for himself.

Travel Guide

Travel to Treasure Island – is it possible?

Robert Louis Stevenson published Treasure Island book in 1883. Everyone has always wanted to know where the island was, and where is was inspired by.

In 1750, more than fifty chests of silver pieces of eight were stolen from a Spanish galleon at Ocracoke, North Carolina. They were taken to the West Indies where most of it was buried on Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands. Norman Island is largely thought to have influenced the setting of Treasure island. Carribean islands especially St Kitts where the authors great grandfather died is also thought to have influenced the setting.

There is a real life treansure island in Florida  – this time it was named after the novel! How wonderful is that!?

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Treasure Island

Destination :   Author/Guide: Robert Louis Stevenson   Departure Time: Anytime!

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