Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island

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Treasure Island is an adventure story by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally entitled The Sea Cook, Stevenson’s first novel was given its published title by James Henderson, the editor of the children’s periodical Young Folks, in which the story first appeared between October 1881 and January 1882. It was published in book form the following year by Cassell & Company, Ltd. Although it failed to make an impact on its initial appearance, its popularity soon grew and it has come to be regarded not only as a classic of children’s literature, but also of adventure fiction more generally, its popularity having been increased by numerous adaptations and the widespread …

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Citation:
Evans, Dewi Llyr. "Treasure Island". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 January 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=10098, accessed 18 December 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. Adventure Fiction
  2. Young Adult Literature