Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of;buccaneers and buried gold;. First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children`s magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale noted for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality as seen in Long John Silver unusual for children`s literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an;, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.
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