Treasure Island (collins Classics) by Robert Louis StevensonTreasure Island (collins Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island (collins Classics)

byRobert Louis Stevenson

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest -Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!'When young Jim Hawkins finds an old map showing the location of a hoard of buried treasure, he joins the crew of the Hispaniola who set sail to find it. But they soon have a mutiny on their hands, led by the duplicitous pirate Long John Silver. As the quest turns murderous, Jim's bravery is put to the test, and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal on this daring voyage.Treasure Island was serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks before being published in 1883. It has come to be regarded as one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.
Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For sever...
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Title:Treasure Island (collins Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008195560

ISBN - 13:9780008195564

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoying it again I've very much enjoyed reading (and rereading) some children's books as an adult. There is a reason things like Treasure Island are considered classics.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from glad i checked it off my list finally got around to reading this. On a classic reading mission this summer. Glad to have read it, but won't be pulling it out to read again. A bit to hard on my brain trying to figure some of the words. Prefer smooth flowing books
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heartpounding! what more can be said about it. it is one of the best seafaring tales ever written!
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inventive One of my favourite authors. Although the undertones of contempt for the social constructs of his time are evident, I enjoyed the broad descriptions and creative way Swift tells his story.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More than a 3, less than a 4 This story really does deserve more than 3 stars, but I do not know if I can say it was a 4/5. A true classic, if I've read one. There is a great sense of adventure in this story. You become quite familiar and attached to Jim Hawkins and his earnest and hopeful way. From beginning to end I enjoyed being with him on his travels. There are some very fun differences in this novel compared to film interpretations that involve the Sailor/Pirate struggle on the island and for that I really appreciated the predicament both sides faced (kind of like a chess match). There is a lot of nautical terminology to brush up on as you read the story. Its worth it if you take the effort, though not required to understand the broad strokes of what's happening. Comparing this to many of the film interpretations of this work, I have mixed feelings. There is a lot more anticipation in the buildup for the adventure in the book, which I appreciated. Where it fell a bit flat was in the Jim/Silver relationship. I did not feel the same mutual fondness and ambiguity of their relationship in the book as I did in many of the films. Indeed, this ambiguity was for me the most important element of the Treasure Island story before I read this book. Nevertheless, it was quite an enjoyable read and a must for any lover of youthful adventures and/or pirate stories.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So exciting! I went into this expecting a dry "classic", but this was actually a super fun read! The pacing is incredible, and it reads just like any (good) modern children's story.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great story, a classic. Appropriate for a younger audience but still something for all ages.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite I finally finished this damn book! It took me about 3 weeks to complete, and boy am I glad it's over. Maybe it's because I'm not a pirate person or had difficulty wrapping my brain around the jargon used, but it required a lot of will power on my end to keep picking this book up. I understand it's a classic (which is why I started reading it in the first place) and that every one should read it for context, but MAN... never again. I like that I can say that I've read it and parts of it weren't bad (like the ending), but I think it just took too long for the story to progress and actually get to the exciting points. The characters were interesting enough and I can see how a lot of modern tales were derived from this one, making it iconic. What can I say? It just wasn't for me, although I can appreciate it for what it is.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Adventure Tale the classic pirates and treasure adventure tale! A fantastic book!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scottish Literature Most of our modern ideas about Pirates come from this book written by the genius Scottish Writer Robert Louis Stevenson. I read this in school and loved the old time pirate tale. It is easy to see the inspiration for so many pirate tales to come afterwards. I would definitely recommend reading this to your children or class if you're a teacher.
Date published: 2017-09-26