1. Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). Cover illustration by N.C. Wyeth. 1911 edition. Cassell and Co.

    Adventure novel narrating a tale of “pirates and buried gold.” First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks.

    “Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head.” (Stevenson)