Treasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

byRobert Louis Stevenson

Paperback | December 2, 2008

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“It is all as frightening and exciting when read for the umpteenth time in middle age as when first discovered
in childhood.”–A.N. Wilson

When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate’s chest in his parents’ inn, he is drawn into a world of danger and adventure. He joins the crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty and over the course of the voyage confronts mutiny, murder and the charismatic and devious Long John Silver.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON was born in Edinburgh in 1850. He was an intelligent but sickly child and so he started to make up stories to entertain himself. He once wrote, 'I have three powerful impressions of childhood: my sufferings when I was sick, my delights in convalescence at my grandfather's manse of Colinton, near Edinburgh, and th...
Title:Treasure IslandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.5 inPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099511290

ISBN - 13:9780099511298

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic story Great story, a classic. Appropriate for a younger audience but still something for all ages.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Childhood Favourite This epic tale of adventure is a hit for all ages. This is a wonderful book for any collection and the story will always entertain!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic Tale for all ages to enjoy! This was another novel I never read as a child and just finished now being in the half century club. Thoroughly enjoyed the tale, the language that clearly brought out the distinctiveness of all the characters. I felt I was right alongside Jim Hawkins while he keeps one step ahead of the double crossing Long John Silver. I truly loved it!
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic I first read this as a child. Reading it again as an adult and loved it as much now as I did then :-)
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is an 1883 fictional adventurous and classic pirate story. The book follows Jim Hawkins, a young man, who has found a treasure map and with the help of friends hires a crew to find the treasure, but the crew has their own plan. The two main characters of the book, Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver were two of the most intriguing characters. Treasure Island is classic book and I honestly recommend anyone to read this book, regardless of their age.
Date published: 2012-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great lesson On the outset, the book seems as if it is about pirates and treasures, don't get me wrong, it is really about that. Though, there is more to it. Robert Louis Stevenson brings his own experience into the story, his relationship with his father and his sea adventures. Jim, the main character, who starts off as a young boy becomes a self-sufficient man by the end. Every character plays a significant role in the story and in Jim's life though he only happens to give credit to one of them. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and coming of age stories.
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! Treasure Island is an absolutely great read. Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The novel is divided into 6 parts and 34 chapters: Jim Hawkins is the narrator of all except for chapters 16-18 which are narrated by Doctor Livesey. Treasure Island explores themes such as; The search for heroic role models, The futility of desire, and The lack of adventure in the modern age. I would reccomend this book for anyone who is into adventure books.
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was o.k. Jim lives with his parents, who run a bed and breakfast. When a mysterious man arrives to stay and dies while there, strange people come looking for him. Jim and his mom find a treasure map amongst his possessions. Jim takes it to the doctor and they round up some people to go looking for the treasure, include Long John Silver. But, looking for treasure with pirates can be dangerous... It was o.k. There were some times I found the story more interesting than others, but I have to admit that I had a hard time focusing on the story for some reason. I got distracted easily, so I know I missed some things. Funny thing - I thought it would pick up towards the end, but I think I actually found the beginning more interesting, or at least, that was when I was able to focus better.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Pretty good book, I enjoyed it a lot
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Editorial Reviews

• "It is a breathless journey and the closest thing to a real pirate adventure without an eye patch and a time machine... It is a unique work of genius." --Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl

 • "Who can think of a pirate without conjuring up the image of Long John Silver?" --Daily Mail