Here it is - the indispensable prelude to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. here are the spellbinding adventures of that most attractive and fascinating of villains, Long John Silver, as recounted in later life to Dr James Hawkins.
The story tells how long John Silver fell in with pirates, how the treasure was won and why it was buried on Kidd's Island. It explains how Silver lost his left leg, what turned Gabby Pew into a blind beggarman, what happened to Captain Flint and the Walrus, and how Billy Bones escaped with the map which marked the place of the buried treasure.
The Adventures of Long John Silver is a book for all who know and love Treasure Island. It brilliantly recaptures the swashbuckling era of buccaneering and piracy on the high seas, the great naval wars between Britain, France and Spain, the gross cruelty of the slave trade, and the pirate raids upon the coast of India. it was a world in which little quarter was asked or given, and through which Long John Silver strode, on two sound legs, like a colossus.
Author: Denis Judd
Title: The Adventures of Long John Silver
Series: Long John Silver
First Published by: St. Martin's Press