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Quest for Treasure Island, The

About the Story

Quest for Treasure Island, The Author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburg, Scotland, and suffered from repeated bouts of illness throughout his life. Stevenson first published Treasure Island as a serialized story in a children’s magazine from 1881-1882, and it was his first widely known book. Stevenson sailed to many islands in the Pacific as he was always looking for a location that would prove beneficial to his health where there was warm weather and fresh sea air. Stevenson died on the island of Samoa when he was 44 years old and is buried on a spot overlooking the sea. His tombstone reads:
“Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.”
Some of Stevenson’s other works include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, and his story “The Bottle Imp.”


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