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Published: 13 January 2011

272 Pages | one map


ISBN: 9780199560356

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Treasure Island

New Edition

Robert Louis Stevenson
Edited by Peter Hunt

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new, up-to-date edition of one of the most popular and successful adventure stories ever written, with entertaining and useful additional features.
  • Fascinating Introduction discusses Stevenson, the book's composition and publication history, the novel's status and reputation as both adults' and children's classic, critical reception, its place in children's literature, its innovations in the boys' story genre and its relation to the romance.
  • Unrivalled explanatory notes plus glossary of nautical terms.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and chronology.
  • Three appendices: two entertaining piece by Stevenson - his account of the writing and publication of Treasure Island, 'My First Book', and 'The Persons of the Tale', in which Long John Silver and another character take a break between chapters to discuss the ethics of fiction. A third appendix brings together parallels from Stevenson's sources.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Peter Hunt
  • Note on the Text including important variants between serial and volume publication
  • Up-do-date Select Bibliography
  • Revised Chronology
  • Additional appendices: Stevenson's short fable 'The Persons of the Tale' and appendix of comparative episodes from Stevenson's sources
  • Explanatory Notes by Peter Hunt
  • Glossary of Nautical Terms
  • Text of novel completely reset

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