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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Prose: non-fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Historical adventure

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of adventure and treachery, read by Richard Griffiths.

When Jim Hawkins picks up the oilskin packet from Captain Flint's sea chest and finds a treasure map, he is catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime. As cabin-boy on the ship Hispaniola, with its crew of treacherous pirates led by Long John Silver, Jim finds himself in a world of villains and unexpected heroes.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession, but was allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted strongly against the Presbyterian respectability of the city's professional classes and this led to painful clashes with his parents. In his early twenties he determined to become a professional writer.
The effects of the often harsh Scottish climate on his poor health forced him to spend long periods abroad. After a great deal of travelling he eventually settled in Samoa, where he died on 3 December 1894.

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