Treasure Island

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson, H.M. Brock
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Overview

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, H.M. Brock

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

Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside it would lead him to unimaginable treasure.

Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murder and mayhem lead to a thrilling climax.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848701885
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Children's Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

David Cordingly is the author of Under the Black Flag and Women Sailors and Sailors' Women. He lives in Sussex, England.

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 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 234 reviews.
tfm1066 More than 1 year ago
The novel is, of course, a classic adventure story. Unfortunately, this edition is poorly done. Among other flaws, it lacks an illustration of the treasure map, which is critical to the story. Instead of traditional quotation marks, it uses some odd invention that is distracting. I took the book to my local B & N store, where the clerk agreed with my negative assessment of this edition and where I quickly found an excellent version of the book. I bought it and gave it to my grandchildren, as was planned. The story's book was actually less expensive, too, so this all ended happily. But ditch the edition I ordered online. It is substandard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim, the protagonist, is just a boy, that works at the Admiral Benbox Inn, but he can see that Billy Bones is a nervous man, always alert and watching for stangers arriving at the inn. And he has the right to be nervous, because he possesses a map drawn by Capitan Flint, the most feared pirate to ever roam the high seas.
Well, Flint died, but there's plenty of men who served with Capitan Flint still alive who feel they deserve a fair share of the treasure. The map, though, ends up with Jim Hawkins. (it's a near thing, read the book to find out how that happens). Jim confides in the local doctor and squire, who work together to acquire a ship, a crew, and provisions to sail for Treasure Island. There is a weak link though, because although Squire Trelawney is well-intentioned, he has a big mouth. By the time the Hispaniola is ready for sea, she is boarded by the old murderous mob who sailed with Flint!
There's a scene in the book where Jim, hiding in a barrel on deck, discovers that mutiny is planned. The numbers suggest that the pirates are going to take over the ship and make this journey their own, taking all the treasure for themselves. There are nineteen mutineers and seven honest men, including Jim, aboard the ship.
And now....this book will have you pining to see what happens next. This is a fantastic story of double-crossing and deceit, bravery and cowardice. I don't know how things would have turned out if Jim hadn't been involved. For it is he who finds Ben Gunn, marooned on the island, half-mad with isolation. And it is Jim who single-handedly steals the Hispaniola from under the very noses of the pirates and sails her round the island to a secret beaching place.
And do you know what happens to Long John Silver, the greatest double-crosser of them all? A true classic my dad read to me when I was young.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very awesome I love Robert Lious Stevenston
Ria Megnin More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone interested in pirate literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an ok book but it is kind of confusing but all in all it is a good book
Cliffnote More than 1 year ago
A classic. Loved it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
"Ur not forgotten."
Anonymous 7 months ago
Walks in says"may i join"
Anonymous 7 months ago
The two siblings pad into the camp, "can we join?" They ask in unison
Anonymous 7 months ago
He walked in and asked to join. "Hello. Can i..." he stopped and looked at the kit. "Are you this clans medicine cat?"
Anonymous 7 months ago
Padds in with wide eyes. "Hello...?"
Anonymous 9 months ago
The black rogue ran in, and skidded to a stop. One of her eyes was a dark, royal blue, and the other was a pale blue, with scratches all around it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The young, silver she cat already had a clan, but she watched the new clan with interest. Sitting down, she dipped her head in greeting to the leader showing she was no threat. "If you ever feel your clan is falling apart, you can come join us at snowclan. (lkv results)"
Anonymous 9 months ago
The blind kit stumbled in starving and exausted.
Anonymous 9 months ago
She waited patiently in the camp for the new cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
xMarix More than 1 year ago
[ Spoilers ahead! Beware!! ] In my opinion, ‘Treasure Island’ is an alright book. I think it deserves at least three stars, yet no more than that. The beginning of the book happened all so sudden and so quickly, and the reader was immediately pulled into a scenario that was confusing. At least, it felt like that to me. Not much was explained, expect for the fact that the protagonist worked with his parents at Admiral Benbow’s inn. You don’t even learn the protagonists name until page twelve! Jim Hawkins was the protagonist of this story. He was an extremely courageous child, around the age of thirteen or fourteen. Despite his young age, he matured so much near the end of the story. For example, instead of fleeing from Long John Silver, and listening to Dr. Livesey’s advice, he never dared to flee and remained brave. Most parts of the book, including the rising action, climax, and falling action, were quite entertaining. For instance, when Jim and the pirates realized that all the treasure had been already taken from the ground, it was extremely shocking. Climaxes in stories are supposed to be the turning point of the story, and hands down, this surely was. Stevenson had taken time in putting detail into the settings, because the ship of Hispaniola was described so well I could picture it in my mind. Most settings, characters, and events were all described like so, and it sort of felt like a movie reel was playing in my head. Yet the reason I’m giving this novel a three star rating is mainly due to the word choice. Yes, I completely understand the fact that this story was written to thoroughly give an example of the eighteenth century. Taking that into consideration, I was completely open to the word choice. But it was just simply too difficult for a student like me, and I ended up having to look up many of the definitions for many words Adding the factor of the slow paced opening, I just don’t really think this book is all that. Most books have some sort of glitter effect to them, making them so captivating. ‘Treasure Island’ never had that shine and sparkle to the pages, for me at least, and I wasn’t captivated too much until near the end. Due to these factors, this is why I am giving ‘Treasure Island’ a three star rating. Personally, I would not recommend this book to students. If, perchance, I was given the chance to recommend this story to an adult, then I absolutely would. I just think that the word choice is going to be too difficult for a child, while an adult might enjoy the story a lot more. Overall, I don’t consider ‘Treasure Island’ to be “all that”. Despite the interesting characters and stunning plot twists, I think there could have been a lot different to the book to make it much more enjoyable for a younger audience.
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This story sucks i hate it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a great novel to start reading to my children, however this version is not edited well. Many typos and spacing/layout is quite an issue. Table of Contents is not in a usable format. Spend $.99 and get the headache free version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book and movie thet are great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far so good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago