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TitleTreasure Island
AuthorRobert Louis Stevenson
ISBN1493775286
ImprintRobert Louis Stevenson Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages150

Description

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the nevel creates scenes and characters that have firetd the imaginations of generations of readers Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G K Chesterton, the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas G S Fraser terms it an utterly original book and goes on to write There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.

Reviews

Bookdragon Sean

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Someone recently asked me what review I enjoyed writing the most, and, well, this is it I have a massive problem with this book It s one I m a little embarrassed to admit The problem is not with the writing or the characters that Stevenson has created it s not even with the plot The problem resides ... (Sign in to see more)


Alejandro

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM This is the iconic novel about pirates that it stands as the best example in this topic and easily one of the most adapted to other media novels in any genre.I can remember having watched several adaptations, live action films, animated movies, even an animated film usin... (Sign in to see more)


Luca Ambrosino

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

English Treasure Island Italiano Squire Trelawney, Dr Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure ... (Sign in to see more)


James Tivendale

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island is arguably one of the most influential tales in the world of fiction Every pirate stereotype that we take for granted these days we can see the foundation somewhere in this magic tale Approaching this story I am quite lucky that I knew nothing about the plot except that there was a ... (Sign in to see more)


Fabian

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Three items worthy of note in R L Stevenson s classic treasure, Treasure Island 1 There are a ton of tropes We understand that this is pretty much what Disney s Pirates of the Caribbean ripped off, making tons of money off of this adventurous classic, including but not limited to rampant alcoholism ... (Sign in to see more)


unknown

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Remember when pirates briefly became ironically cool, and all of your annoying friends were joining facebook groups for International Talk Like A Pirate Day And the first Pirates of the Carribbean movie came out and was surprisingly awesome And then the second Pirates of the Carribbean movie came ou... (Sign in to see more)


Shovelmonkey1

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

As Indiana Jones once, rather astutely pointed out, when it comes to treasure X never, ever marks the spot Well, it does if you re a pirate, which basically means that as a pirate you have a statistically much higher chance of finding treasure than any archaeologist ever would I find this a bit unfo... (Sign in to see more)


Nayra.Hassan

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

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Ahmad Sharabiani

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island, Robert Louis StevensonTreasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of buccaneers and buried gold Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an X , schooners, t... (Sign in to see more)


William2

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Motivations to read Treasure Island have been pinging me all my life Most recently I read Henry James s famous essay The Art of Fiction, in which he says I have just been reading the delightful story of Treasure Island, by Mr Robert Louis Stevenson That got me recalling all the favorable men... (Sign in to see more)


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