Next up on my reading list is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The novel was first published on 14 November 1883, after first spending two years serialized in 1881 and 1882 in the children’s magazine Young Folks, under the title Treasure Island or the Mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym “Captain George North.”
If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer’s sea trunk, you can’t very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by. At the start of his grand adventure, setting sail on the good ship Hispaniola, the young Hawkins is a hesitant, querulous boy, too easily beguiled by his own fancy.
By journey’s end he will have faced murder, mutiny, and mayhem – and in the process, become a man. Narrator Neil Hunt brings to life the characters Robert Louis Stevenson made so memorable: Black Dog, Blind Pew, Billy Bones, George Merry, Israel Hands, and Ben Gunn.
I am not sorry to say that once again my reading journey will be taking me to the same place:
This ain’t seaworld, this is as real as it gets.