Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Angus Fletcher, Robert Louis Stevenson

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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RThe most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” &&LI&&RTreasure Island&&L/I&&R has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook . . .and the next a dangerous pirate leader!&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThe unexpected and complex relationship that develops between Silver and Jim helps transform what seems at first to be a simple, rip-roaring adventure story into a deeply moving study of a boy’s growth into manhood, as he learns hard lessons about friendship, loyalty, courage and honor—and the uncertain meaning of good and evil.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RAngus Fletcher&&L/B&&R is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and is the author of &&LI&&RAllegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RColors of the Mind&&L/I&&R, and &&LI&&RA New Theory for American Poetry&&L/I&&R, among other books. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593082475
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 8,604
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 342 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy because there is a different book called 25 children books that is $3 and has 25 other stories includeing this title!
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There was no sample. It was barely a sample. Not buying a 4.99 book for nothing bad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it. I have always wanted to but never got around to it. I now understand what started everyone liking "Pirates".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get the real minecraft in.
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To be honest, it was fine in the beginning, but after Jim Hawkins went on land at Treasure Island, it left me going, "Huh?" I didn't understand anything the plot was trying to say or do; and I soon found myself trying to deceiver passages over and over again. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a true pain to read. (#2014 Academic Pentathlon)
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GamerchickRaven More than 1 year ago
For all that the name "Long John Silver" evoked images of the ultimate pirate, smart and vicious... one leg but still agile in a fight... adventure after adventure, I had never actually read Treasure Island until recently. Worth the read if you've never read it and, like me, are trying to fill in the gaps of classic literature that you might have missed out on earlier. It may not stand up to some of today's more graphic adventure tales (or movies...) but it still does stand up as worth the read. I was actually surprised to realize (since I obviously hadn't until then), that this is the only adventure written about Mr Silver! All the tales I imagined as a kid, from whispers in other media, all stem from a single book. This book (and Peter Pan), in my opinion, shaped much of the American view of "pirates".  If you want to read about the base for many a tragic love story, you own it to yourself to read Romeo and Juliet, but if you want to delve into tales of the high seas and the pirates that thrive on them, read Treasure Island.
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Awesome read right from the start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the original sea adventure book for kids. The language was very difficult for my 9 year old but we worked through it together and she thoroughly enjoyed the story. You can get abridged versions that simplify the language for younger readers to read on their own but I found reading together and talking about confusing passages was good for both of us.
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Good
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camomaster113 More than 1 year ago
This novel was an amazing story. I couldn't stop reading the book because I love adventure books. It has lots of action and pirates roaming the lands. The book is perfect for people who love action, adventure, and pirates! The line "The doctor stopped outright, although he did not speak, and it was some seconds before he seemed able to move on." has lots of detail about what the doctor did, and it was hard to put the book down once you read it. It will absolutely be a good book once you read it.
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I recently purchased this book to add to my overwhelming collection of classical literature. Treasure Island is a book about a young adolescent named Jim who is swept up on an adventure of a lifetime. Keep in mind that most classical literature typically uses stronger vocabulary words. If you are an avid reader like myself, it will not pose a problem to you. However, for some, the use of words like ambiguity, prodigiously, acquiescence, and derision, might be a tad confounding at times. With the assistance of the nook's dictionary, that increases the reader's accessibility and understanding of the higher-level vocabulary words.For those who are familiar with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the pirate in Treasure Island and the pirate Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean, are very similar in manner and manipulation. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about piracy and a sense of adventure.
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Uses old language
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