Treasure Island, the first novel in the Stevenson Literature Trilogy, is a classic adventure novel featuring young Jim Hawkins, who tests his wits against the smooth-talking pirate Long John Silver as they embark on a journey to find buried treasure on a deserted island in the high seas. It is a story of swashbuckling action that is as much for adults as it is for children.
The Scribner Storybook Classic line adds Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, abridged by Timothy Meis, with vintage illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map and follows it to South America, only to wind up in the hands of the notorious pirate Long John Silver. Climactic scenes of aggressive mutineers or the hero's valiant attempt to keep the evil Mr. Hands at bay come alive in Wyeth's atmospheric oil paintings.