Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.

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The 129th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  2. - 10th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  3. - 125th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  6. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  7. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  8. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  9. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (
  10. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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