So many books (you know the rest)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Published in 1883 (I finished it on April 04, 2010)
Want to find out where a lot of pirate lore comes from? Read this book. Or if you just want a great pirate adventure, it’s a fun outing with Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, and others. It’ll probably make you yearn for a tropical vacation as well. If it’s a location with buried treasure, so much the better!