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Treasure Island
Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-13: 9780893753535
ISBN-10: 089375353X
Publication Date: 1/1980
Pages: 119
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Troll Communications
Book Type: Paperback
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Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas -- an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim Hawkins to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain, Long John Silver: the merry unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure. Since its publication in 1883, Treasure Island has provided an enduring literary model for such eminent writers as Anthony Hope, Graham Greene, and Jorge Luis Borges. As David Daiches wrote: "Robert Louis Stevenson transformed the Victorian boys' adventure into a classic of its kind."
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Young Jim Hawkins and his friends discover a map of a deserted island, marking the location of hidden pirate treasure. They have to find it! On board the Hispaniola, Jim sails toward an unknown island and an exciting adventure. Out at sea, he realizes too late that the crew contains none other than the infamous Long John Silver and a band of pirates. And these mighty villains are ready to do anything to get their hands on that gold---anthing!