LONG JOHN SILVER – LONG JOHN SILVER
BY LARSSON, BJÖRN
What ever happened to Long John Silver, the enigmatic, treacherous and yet attractively subversive pirate whose exploits made him the anti-hero of robert Louis Stevenson’s treasure island?
He lived out his twilight years on Madagascar, rich, one-legged and attended by a handful of devoted slaves whose freedom he had purchased in the West Indies by inciting them to rebellion. That he had a price on his head and the navy out looking to bring him to justice bothered him less than the thought of posthumous obscurity. So he set down these memoirs to give his side of the story.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Norstedts, 1995
RIGHTS SOLD TO
France, Grasset + Le Livre Poche
Germany, Berlin Verlag + Goldmann
The Netherlands, De Bezige Bij
Norway, Stenersen Forlag
Portugal, Dogan Kitapcilik
Spain, Ediciones B
UK, Harville Press
US, Harville Press
Larssons’ brilliantly-coloured tapestry is worth its weight in gunpowder.