Everyman's Library Adventures 4 Volume Set: Treasure Island/The Three Musketeers/King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table/The Adventures of Robi (Hardcover)

Everyman's Library Adventures 4 Volume Set: Treasure Island/The Three Musketeers/King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table/The Adventures of Robi Cover Image
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This collection of beautiful, enduring hardcover editions features enchanting stories of swashbuckling heroes, noble knights, and sinister pirates, all from Everyman's Library Children's Classics. With colorful cloth sewn bindings, charming full-color illustrations, elegant gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers, these are books that children and adults will cherish for years.

Titles included:
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

About the Author


Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) lived a life as romantic as that depicted in his famous novels. He was born in Villers-Cotterets, France. His early education was scanty, but his beautiful handwriting secured him a position in Paris in 1822 with the du'Orleans, where he read voraciously and began to write. His first play, Henri III et sa cour (1829), scored a resounding success for its author and the romantic movement. His lavish spending and flamboyant habits led to the construction of his fabulous Chateau de Monte-Cristo, and in 1851 he fled to Belgium to escape creditors. Dumas's overall literary output reached more than 277 volumes, but his brilliant historical novels made him the most universally read of all French novelists. With collaborators, mainly Auguste Maquet, Dumas wrote such works as The Three Musketeers (1843-1844); its sequels, Twenty Years After (1845) and the great mystery The Man in the Iron Mask (1845-1850); and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). His work ignored historical accuracy, psychology, and analysis, but it's thrilling adventure and exuberant inventiveness continued to delight readers, and Dumas remains one of the prodigies of nineteenth-century French literature. Roger Lancelyn Green (1918-1987) was a biographer of children's writers and a reteller of myths, legends, and fairy tales. He was a member of the Oxford literary group the Inklings, along with J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307700711
ISBN-10: 0307700712
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: December 21st, 2010
Language: English