Treasure Island (Hardcover)

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson, Shiraz Bayjoo (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Take a look at this magnificent new edition of one of the best adventure stories ever written. John Lawrence's hand-colored, vinyl-cut, and wood-textured illustrations richly evoke the atmosphere and drama of the one of the best adventure stories ever written in this magnificent new edition. An unusually beautiful piece of bookmaking, and a special gift for any time of the year.”
— Carol, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


A sumptuously designed artist's book edition of Stevenson's classic, with illustrations by Shiraz Bayjoo expanding on themes of colonialism and slavery

Published as part of Four Corners' acclaimed Familiars series, providing a fresh look at the tradition of the illustrated novel, this is a stunning artist's book edition of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson's colonial-era adventure story, illustrated by multidisciplinary Mauritian artist Shiraz Bayjoo.
Bayjoo's images take us from the ports of England to landscapes scarred by plantations and mines; from the brutality of the 18th-century colonial Caribbean to the Indian Ocean; and to wider global histories of slavery, colonialism and violence that shaped that period. Designed by award-winning designer John Morgan, this beautiful clothbound volume is printed on uncoated paper with color images throughout.
"Shiraz Bayjoo has created a thrilling visual interpretation of Treasure Island that sets Stevenson's story within the context of 18th-century Atlantic trade and colonial power. The result is timely, urgent and strikingly beautiful." -Ekow Eshun

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Vladimir Nabokov.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781909829190
ISBN-10: 1909829196
Publisher: Four Corners Books
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English