Silver by Andrew MotionSilver by Andrew Motion


byAndrew Motion

Paperback | May 14, 2013

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A swashbuckling tale of adventure, by a literary legend, that revisits the beloved characters of Treasure Island.

It's almost twenty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's literary classic: Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola with his son, Jim, on the English coast, and Long John Silver has returned to England to live in obscurity with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are separate, quiet, and unremarkable; their adventures have seemingly ended.

But for Jim and Natty, the adventure is just beginning. One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the rest of the treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. Taking his father's map, long tucked away in the Hispaniola, Jim joins her aboard a ship--the Nightingale--and the new friends set out to sail in their fathers' footsteps. Along the way, they meet respectable seamen to whom adventure is an everyday thing and murderous pirates seeking to settle old grudges. And when they arrive on Treasure Island, they find that their treasure is so heavily guarded, they'll have to summon all their courage and wits to pry it from greedy hands.

ANDREW MOTION is a poet, critic, novelist, biographer, and, for many years, a professor and poetry editor. He served as Poet Laureate of the UK for ten years and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is now a professor of creative writing at the University of London and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He ...
Title:SilverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.17 × 0.86 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385670710

ISBN - 13:9780385670715


Editorial Reviews

"This is an adventure story by a novelist with a poet's vision--but then, so was the original. If it is difficult to write about this novel without constantly referring back to Treasure Island, that is perhaps a sign of how effectively Motion has returned to Stevenson's compelling world."
—Winnipeg Free Press