Treasure Island is one of the most perfect examples of an exciting classic adventure tale. Masterfully crafted, this stunning book of piracy on the tropic seas is an unforgettable tale of treachery between good and evil. First published in 1883, titled Young Folks then titled The Sea-Cook and finally Treasure Island. Developed from an imaginary map that Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne made while on vacation, Treasure Island is an all time classic for those who love romance and adventure. Perhaps the reason for the book's allure to children is the famous hero-villain character, Long John Silver with his unscrupulous buccaneer-rogues on their quest for the greedy lust for gold.