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L'isola del tesoro (original 1883; edition 2008)

by Robert L. Stevenson

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Title:L'isola del tesoro
Authors:Robert L. Stevenson
Info:De Agostini (2008), Perfect Paperback
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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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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (krizia_lazaro)
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    Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner (wisewoman)
    wisewoman: Both are classic adventure stories with boys as narrators. Quite fun.
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    Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (mcenroeucsb)
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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)
  6. 30
    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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    Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion (Cecrow)
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    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Caramellunacy)
    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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    The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson (BasKoeln)
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    The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (Morteana)
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    Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (mcenroeucsb)
    mcenroeucsb: Far from Crichton's best, but a fun pirate romp.
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    The Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser (mcenroeucsb)
    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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    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (chwiggy)
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    Nick of Time by Ted Bell (Homechicken)
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    The Amateur Emigrant / The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson (John_Vaughan)
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Can't believed I missed this one growing up. What a good swash-buckling tale! Long John Silver was not what I expected. ( )
  LisaMorr | Sep 24, 2016 |
This is a re-read of this classic novel of pirates and buried treasure that has been the template for numerous books and films since, the origin of most of the piratical and nautical cliches you can think of. My view is largely the same as it was five years ago, or possibly slightly less favourable: while a rollicking yarn, it is uneven, and the best parts for me remain the early chapters in and around the inn run by Jim Hawkins's family, the Admiral Benbow, somewhere near Bristol. The bulk of the book set on the eponymous island I find somewhat confusing in places and it is hard to know sometimes exactly who is where and what side they are on (Long John Silver's motives are particularly slippery). Overall, though, a deservedly famous novel. ( )
  john257hopper | Aug 11, 2016 |
Excellent book! Robert Louis Stevenson was skilled with words and the art of storytelling. I was impressed by so many things in this book. First and foremost the grim pirate adventure. He spared few on this harsh and bloody treasure hunt, painting a pirate's life in its truest colors. Stevenson's descriptive ability proved masterful, especially regarding his detailed writeup of ship handling. Silver's character unfolded beautifully - a sly, wise buccaneer expert in the art of manipulating people. It was interesting to watch him change sides here and there in the story, making his character the most dangerous of villians, and the one to get away. And yet, as awful as he was, the fact that he escaped hanging and even heisted some of the treasure earns its own strange sense of relief. This book was a joy to read, not to mention a true lesson in the art of writing. I loved it! ( )
  REGoodrich | Aug 10, 2016 |
2002, Tantor Media, Read by Michael Prichard

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!


Young Jim Hawkins, who lives a quiet life as the son of an innkeeper, has the adventure of a lifetime after an old sailor takes up lodging at the family inn but dies without paying his bill. Amongst his possessions is a map, discovered to be the key to a fortune. Thus commences a Caribbean treasure hunt, with pirates hot in pursuit!

This novel launched Stevenson on his long and fascinating writing career, and was the beginning of the pirate genre, with peg-legs, parrots, pieces-of-eight and the original Long John Silver. Narrator Michael Prichard does a superb job! Highly recommended. ( )
  lit_chick | Aug 7, 2016 |
You just have to read this book if you like anything about pirates. Great salty sea talk throughout. This edition has a handy seafaring glossary at the back. ( )
  polarbear123 | Aug 4, 2016 |
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Stevenson, Robert Louisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Binder, EberhardCover artistsecondary 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 - Stevenson's Treasure Island (unabridged).  Please do not combine with omnibus/combined editions, anthologies or abridged editions, nor movie treatments nor audio books (unless, of course, they are complete and unabridged)
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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?
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:24 -0400)

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