Syracuse University Special Collections, rare books, Robert Louis Stevenson, novelists, Treasure Island, classic literature
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature
This article (after a brief introduction by Mark F. Weimer of Syracuse University) first appeared in McClure's Magazine in 1894. It is the now-rare preface to the classic novel Treasure Island, in which Robert Louis Stevenson comments on how the novel sprang from a map he painted with the assistance of an imaginative schoolboy while recuperating from an illness. A holograph manuscript of the preface is located in the Syracuse University Libraries.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "My First Book—Treasure Island." The Courier 21.2 (1986): 77-88.