Treasure Island, and Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Two of Stevenson's most famous novels in one volume.
Hardcover, International Collector's library edition in Very Good Condition
A thrilling adventure novel of pirates, sailing ships, treasure maps, and tropical islands. Published in 1883, its characters have become part of our culture. A young boy, Jim Hawkins, discovers a treasure map on a dying pirate at the "Admiral Benbow" inn in England and takes off on a quest to find the prize. The ship he is on is taken over by the one-legged Long John Silver and his gang of cutthroats who attempt to steal the treasure.
Kidnapped was written as a boys' novel and was first published in Young Folks magazine in 1886. It is an historical fiction story set in Scotland and written in English with some Lowland Scot dialogue. Kidnapped is set around real 18th-century Scottish events, notably the "Appin murder", which occurred in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters are real people, including one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart. The political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints, and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically.