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by Eleonore Schmidt,Robert Louis Stevenson

eBook Treasure Island epub
  • ISBN: 0679203931
  • Author: Eleonore Schmidt,Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: David McKay Co.; 1977 Edition edition (1977)
  • Pages: 87 pages
  • ePUB size: 1292 kb
  • FB2 size 1984 kb
  • Formats mobi doc docx lrf


Robert louis stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is the quintessential British adventure story, and like so many such is aimed at a young and chiefly male readership.

Robert louis stevenson. Published by the Penguin Group. It belongs in part to the castaway tradition, commencing with Robinson Crusoe and continuing with The Swiss Family Robinson and Marryat’s Masterman Ready, all of which Stevenson read as a boy. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909. Watson, Harold F. Coasts of Treasure Island: A Study of the Backgrounds and Sources for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Romances of the Sea. San Antonio, Te. Naylor, 1969. The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Methuen, 1901. Bell, Ian. Dreams of Exile: Robert Louis Stevenson, a Biography. New York: Holt, 1993. Eigner, Edwin M. Robert Louis Stevenson and the Romantic Tradition. Princeton University Press, 1966. Furnas, J. C. Voyage to Windward: The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Faber & Faber, 1952.

Robert Louis Stevenson.

Stevenson Robert Louis. Читать онлайн Treasure Island. Stevenson Robert Louis. by Robert Louis Stevenson. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson TO LLOYD OSBOURNE, AN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHOSE CLASSIC TASTE THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE HAS BEEN DESIGNED, IT IS NOW, IN RETURN FOR NUMEROUS DELIGHTFUL HOURS, AND WITH THE KINDEST WISHES, Dedicated BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FRIEND, THE AUTHOR TO THE HESITATING PURCHASER If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons.

It was a happy relief for us when the door opened and Doctor Livesey came in, on his visit to my father. The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis Stevenson. The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson. The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale.

Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic.

There were two things in it: a book and a piece of paper. We came to this stockade on Treasure Island and we have got provisions for ten days

txt 64 Кб. CHAPTER ONE. The Old pirate at the Admiral Benbow. My name is Jim Hawkins and I'm going to tell you the story of Treasure Island. It began when I was a boy. My father had an inn by the sea called the Admiral Benbow. There were two things in it: a book and a piece of paper. On the first page of the book was the name 'Billy Bones, mate. Then there were a lot of dates and sums of money. We came to this stockade on Treasure Island and we have got provisions for ten days. Thomas Redruth, the squire's servant, was shot by the buccaneers. Jim Hawkins, cabin boy.

by Robert Louis Stevenson1.

Author: Robert Stevenson. by Robert Louis Stevenson1. Part I. THE OLD BUCCANEER. Chapter I. the old sea dog at the "Admiral benbow"2.

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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.
Comments: (7)
Steel balls
I would give this review zero stars if I could. This is not a legit book but rather some bound version of a combo typed/xerox copy of the original, made in the USA, San Bernardino, California, 25 June 2017, 3 days ago, upon my order apparently.

This was going to be a gift for a 9 year old looking to engage further in chapter reading. No longer.

I thought a rollicking pirate adventure, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, might be fun. This poor replica is anything but fun...the cover is pixelated and the illustration plates are muddied grays, and I haven't even addressed how a 9-year old is going to try to read the disjointed copy spacing and chapter headings, as well as typos and misspellings. Please see photos.

On top of this my copy was bent and sticky, go figure packing crew.

100% dissatisfied long-term Amazon customer.
Akinonris
Treasure Island was written 130 years ago and it remains one of the great adventure tales of all time. I originally read it when I was about ten years old and, fifty years later, I recently re-read it in the Kindle edition. The fact that the book brings as much pleasure now as it did then is an indication of how good it really is. Stevenson truly hit the ball out of the park with this one.

Much has been remarked in many of these critiques about the outdated language Stevenson used. In that regard, I have to say that the Kindle edition that I downloaded lacks one thing that was included in my old printed edition, which was published by MacMillan way back in 1924. The old edition has a set of notes following the text, explaining a lot of the nautical terms and old-fashioned jargon. It even includes the complete lyrics to "A Bottle of Rum". I never found those notes necessary but they might prove useful to some of the younger readers, to whom such language might be unfamiliar. Personally, I think the language is part of what has given this tale it's lasting appeal. In addition, I don't know whether 18th Century pirates really spoke the way Stevenson has them speak in Treasure Island, but there is no doubt that it is the way they will forever be remembered, "...and ye may lay to that, Matey"!
Dilmal
I just finished reading this terrific story on Kindle (ASIN: B00LP34EKI). Since Amazon lumps together all reviews for similarly titled products I've included the ASIN number so you know which version of this book I'm referring to. There are 10 illustrations and photos at the very end of the book. Only three are about this story with the rest being various photos of the author as a child, a young man, etc. You can do a lot better just by doing an image search "Treasure Island". I won't rehash the story here since it's quite well known by everyone already or at least the framework of the story is.

Some of the nautical terms and pirate jargon in the story were unfamiliar to me and I found the CliffNotes Treasure Island Glossary to be very useful in understanding them. It defines terms like alow and aloft; assizes; dead-eye; my cock, as in rooster and meaning a fine young man (that one tripped me up for a few seconds) and many others. Amazon won't let me post a link to it so just do a search for "Full Glossary for Treasure Island - CliffsNotes". It'll probably be the first hit in the list and it's free.

There are many images on the Web for Treasure Island. I did a Search for 'Treasure Island Map' and I found one that helped in getting a better idea of where action was taking place. I hope you enjoy the story and if you have young children why not read it aloud with them.

By the way, if you want to see the film I highly recommend you watch the 1950 Disney version starring Robert Newton as Long John Silver. One RottenTomatoes critic said this; "Newton's Long John Silver is the ultimate buccaneer, a one-legged, squinty-eyed blackguard so piratical he even concludes a prayer with a hammy 'Ahhhhhrrrmen...'" And Silver could also be the most charming, silver-tongued devil around when it suited him.
Enjoy
Juce
My recent read of The Brethren Prince The Brethren Prince: Piracy, Revenge, and the Culture Clash of the Old Caribbean got me thinking of Treasure Island, which I had read 45+ years ago, as a boy. I decided it was time to give the book a second look. I enjoyed it. 'Twas easy to see, written as it was, from young Jim Hawkin's perspective, how this was a book tailored to boys. Of course, Jim sure had a lot of good luck, to make it through the entire (mis)adventure. Some of that luck, and a few actions of characters, were far-fetched enough that I can not award a full five stars for this literary classic.

I remembered little of this story, from my earlier read. The old style language would have been pretty difficult for a typical, young baby boomer -- and, I expect I had gone through some segments with only a general idea of what was happening. Perhaps my book had had a bit of glossary, as another recent reader recalled from his childhood reading. It would be a good book to read along with a young person, to explain terms and quaint language, and to look up items, together.

As a viewer of Black Sails, I noted that three of the characters in the series were lifted from Treasure Island, as a bit of Googling confirmed that, indeed, they are fictional: Billy Bones, John Silver, Captain Flint.
GWEZJ
Still a classic adventure with great writing and memorable characters. I feared that I would be disappointed re-reading this book as an adult and that my fond memories would be destroyed-as they were when I re-read Swiss Family Robinson. Swiss Family Robinson can only be enjoyed by children, I learned, because adults see immediately how ridiculous it is. Treasure Island, however, is a masterpiece. As a child, I did not appreciate the characterization of Long John Silver. I remembered him only as a "bad pirate," but he is so much more: devious and clever--and likable! I also, as an adult, recognized how much of our pirate folklore comes from this tale. I encourage adults to give this "treasure" another read. You'll have a new appreciation for this truly classic work.
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