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Treasure Island (original 1883; edition 1974)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Title:Treasure Island
Authors:Robert Louis Stevenson
Info:Maidenhead Purnell 1974 251p,[8] leaves of plates ill(some col) 21cm
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)

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    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (souloftherose)
    souloftherose: King Solomon's Mines was written as a result of a wager between H. Rider Haggard and his brother on whether he could write a novel half as good as R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island. Why not read them both and decide for yourself?
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    wisewoman: Both are classic adventure stories with boys as narrators. Quite fun.
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    The Buccaneers by Iain Lawrence (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: Pirates and hijinks on the high seas abound in both - in Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins is brought along on an expedition to find a pirate's buried treasure and faces betrayal and danger from pirates & the crew. In Buccaneers, the crew fears that a castaway they pick up in the middle of the ocean is a Jonah who will betray them to the most vicious pirate on the seas.… (more)
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    Stormchaser by Paul Stewart (Inky_Fingers)
    Inky_Fingers: Pirates is not the only thing these two books have in common. They are both incredibly exciting adventures and have wonderfully brave young heroes.
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    Caramellunacy: In both, the protagonist sets out to sea and must show great courage to rectify a grievous mistake that exposes themselves and the crew to great danger. Both excellent reads for the nautically-minded.
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    mcenroeucsb: Far from Crichton's best, but a fun pirate romp.
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    mcenroeucsb: If you have read lots of books about pirates and seen all the pirate movies, you'll probably enjoy Pyrates because it references most of them. If you're not a fanatic about all things pirate, you might want to skip Pyrates and try Fraser's Flashman series instead.… (more)
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For Christmas, I ordered an mp3 player (Library of Classics) that was pre-loaded with 100 works of classic literature in an audio format. Each work is in the public domain and is read by amateurs, so the quality of the presentation is hit or miss. This was the fourth novel I’ve completed (the first three being A Tale of Two Cities, Around the World in 80 Days and Robinson Crusoe) and like the first three, the reader did not detract from the experience, and was in fact quite good.

Treasure Island, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, is an American classic and the gold standard for pirate tales. The story begins in 18th century England at the Admiral Benbow Inn, a small bed and breakfast where our narrator, young Jim Hawkins serves as houseboy for his mother, the proprietor. One of their residents is a shady, mysterious, retired seafarer named Billy Bones. Soon after receiving a series of unsettling visitors, Bones dies and among his possessions Hawkins discovers a treasure map.

Upon divulging the map to his mentor, Doctor Livesey and the local Squire, the trio is off to outfit a schooner and recover the booty. It is here that our protagonists encounter Long John Silver and his collection of buccaneers. There follows a captivating and lively tale of intrigue, piracy, strategy and duplicity as the various factions develop, coalesce and fight for control over the schooner and the buried treasure.

This is a relatively short tale, suitable for all ages. Much of the dialogue, especially that of Long John Silver, is in a form that some may find difficult to interpret, though I personally had no problem following the gist of it. There are some nautical references that may be obscure to the layman, but aren’t important to an understanding of the situation. All in all, a nice short classic, and if nothing else, you’ll learn where Long John Silver’s Seafood Shop got its name. ( )
  santhony | Apr 2, 2014 |
Originally printed in 1911, one of Wyeth's most famous works. The huge originals of his illustrations are on display in the Brandywine Museum, along with the works of his son and grandson, Andrew and Jamie.
  SteveJohnson | Mar 29, 2014 |
Eleanor Ivison Collection
  Wall_Family_Books | Mar 23, 2014 |
A stranger comes and takes up residence at the Admiral Benbow Inn. When he dies and leaves young Jim a dangerous gift, a treasure map, Jim finds himself in a deadly game of deception on a ship full of pirates, headed for a mysterious island that holds the treasure the pirates feel rightfully belongs to them. They want to murder Jim and his companions once they've led the pirates to the treasure!
  stacy3176 | Mar 17, 2014 |
La quintessenza dell'avventura e del divertimento. L'avessi letto nella mia prima giovinezza sarebbe entrato nell'empireo con Salgari e avrebbe conteso a Tom Sawyer il titolo di libro di culto. ( )
  gfonte | Mar 15, 2014 |
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Stevenson, Robert Louisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Britton, JasperNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chen wei minsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colfer, EoinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillard, R. H. W.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Falls, C.B.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, NeilNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, PeterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Korpi-Anttila, HannesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Manganelli, GiorgioForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
TO THE HESITATING PURCHASER

If sailor tales to sailor tunes,
Storm and adventure, heat and cold,
If schooners, islands, and maroons,
And buchaneers, and buried gold,
And all the old romance, retold
exactly in the ancient way,
can please, as me they pleased of old,
The wiser youngsters of today:

-So be it, and fall on! If not,
If studious youth no longer crave,
His ancient appetites forgot,
Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave,
Or Cooper of the wood and wave,
So be it, also! And may I
And all my pirates share the grave
Where these and their ceations lie!
Dedication
To S.L.O., an American gentleman, in accordance with whose classic taste the following narrative has been designed, it is now, in return for numerous delightful hours, and with kindest wishes, dedicated by his affectionate friend, THE AUTHOR.
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Squire Trelawny, 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 not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17--, and go back to the time when my father kept the "Admiral Benbow" inn, and the brown old seaman, with the sabre cut, first took up his lodging under our roof.
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"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--

Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!

Drink and the devil had done for the rest--

Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!"
"Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"
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This is the main work for the book Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Please do not combine with any abridgement, adaptation, etc.
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When Jim Hawkins finds an old pirate map showing a small island marked with a red cross, he knows that a fortune in gold lies waiting for him. What could be more exciting than buried treasure?

Aboard a ship named the Hispaniola, Jim sails toward Treasure Island. The voyage goes well until Jim overhears a frightening conversation. He learns that the one-legged man who signed on as ship's cook is really the famous pirate Long John Silver. And worse - he discovers that the crew are teaming up with Silver to steal the treasure. Can Jim save the gold...and save his life?

AR 8.3, Pts 12.0
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There and back again:
pirates, gold and adventures!
The sea-cook's the star.
(ed.pendragon)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451527046, Mass Market Paperback)

Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger

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