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The Classic Adventure Stories Collection
Age range: 12+
A gifty shrink-wrapped pack containing three great adventure stories for young readers: The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Peter Bailey, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by David Mackintosh and King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard.
These beautifully illustrated editions have a fresh and contemporary feel and contain extra material, including a profile of the author, a section on the book, a list of characters, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz. This is the perfect collection for anyone who loves a good story.
The Story of the Treasure Seekers – illustrated by Peter Bailey
Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius (“H.O.”) Bastable are desperate to help their widowed father to restore the family’s fortunes after his business fails. Their moneymaking schemes, from digging for treasure in their South-London garden to becoming highwaymen on Blackheath, mainly lead to a good deal of trouble, until one adventure promises to change everything…
Treasure Island – illustrated by David Mackintosh
One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Treasure Island‘s timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, mutiny and derring-do has appealed to generations of readers ever since Robert Louis Stevenson penned it in 1881 with the claim: “If this don’t fetch the kids, why, they have gone rotten since my day”.
King Solomon’s Mines
When the adventurer Allan Quartermain is asked by Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good to help them find Sir Henry’s missing brother, who was last seen trekking into the remote African interior in search of the fabled King Solomon’s Mines, he reluctantly agrees, yet fears that there is little hope of coming back alive. Following a map drawn in blood, the men cross vast deserts and scale snow-covered mountain peaks, facing fearful dangers and hardships, until they reach Kukuanaland, where they meet their greatest peril yet…
Born in Edinburgh in 1850, to strict Calvinist parents, Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer. His ill health meant that he spent the latter part of his life voyaging the world, in an attempt to find a climate that suited his health, and this contributed to the exoticism of much of his work. He finally settled in Samoa, and died in 1899. Revered during his lifetime, and often harshly underrated since his death, Robert Louis Stevenson is today recognized as one of the the great writers of the nineteenth century, having influenced authors such as Graham Greene, Jorge Luis Borges and Vladimir Nabokov.
Vladimir Fyodorovich Odoevsky (1803–69) was a writer, music critic, philosopher and philanthropist. Influenced by German Romanticism, especially the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, he is best known for his collection of philosophical essays and short stories, Russian Nights.