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Navy box set of 2 books with blue and gold spines and a dramatic full length painting of Jim Hawkins straddling a torrent with Treasure Island & Kidnapped in gold font above

Treasure Island & Kidnapped

By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth


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  • Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure stories, with N.C. Wyeth’s iconic illustrations — now available in a collectable two-volume set
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N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations to Treasure Island and Kidnapped — first published in 1911 and 1913, respectively, by Charles Scribner’s Sons — made his artistic reputation. With a bold mastery of light and colour, Wyeth brilliantly conveyed action, character, and setting, lending an extra excitement to Robert Louis Stevenson’s tales of pirates and buried treasure, and intrigue in the Scottish Highlands. Now readers can enjoy this classic author-illustrator pairing in a handsome two-volume slipcased set, typeset anew and printed and bound to a high standard.

This collectible set also includes a new introduction by Christine B. Podmaniczky, a leading expert on N.C. Wyeth. She reveals Wyeth’s daring approach to these illustrations — which he painted at a large scale, directly on the canvas — and explores their later influence on visual culture, including stage and screen adaptations of Stevenson’s novels.

Also available: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn boxed set, ISBN 9780789213679

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Scotland in 1850 and died in Samoa in 1894. He is one of the world’s best-loved writers in prose and verse.

N.C. Wyeth (1882–1895), the celebrated American painter and muralist, illustrated many works of classic literature.

Christine B. Podmaniczky is Curator Emerita, N.C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné, at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Until 2019, she was the museum’s curator of N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties.

Abbeville Press
10th Dec 2021
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
215 mm x 140 mm
288 Pages
12 color
Name of series
Abbeville Illustrated Classics
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