N. C. Wyeth – Robinson Crusoe & Treasure Island

Summer is almost here and it seems only fitting to start the beach season off with two lavishly illustrated island tales. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson are both illustrated by N.C. Wyeth one of America’s great and most nostalgic illustrators. Read them below or download one of many formats from Internet Archive.

Robinson Crusoe (download)

Treasure Island (download)


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.