THEY CREATED THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WE LOVED.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Robert Louis Stevenson, wracked by crippling poverty and constant illness, fled America and returned to his native Scotland to recuperate. It was while in Scotland that Stevenson got the idea for TREASURE ISLAND from a map of an imaginary island hand-drawn by the author and his stepson one rainy afternoon. The adventure story ran as “THE SEA COOK” in 18 magazine installments in 1881-1882. It was later republished as TREASURE ISLAND and became an immediate critical and financial success.