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eBook Treasure Island ePub

by Louis Rhead,Frank E. Schoonover,Robert Louis Stevenson

  • ISBN: 1904808336
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Louis Rhead,Frank E. Schoonover,Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Evertype (November 27, 2010)
  • Pages: 280
  • ePub book: 1117 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1748 kb
  • Other: docx lrf lrf docx
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 122

Description

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. 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.

Robert Louis Stevenson (Author), Louis Rhead (Illustrator), Frank E. Schoonover (Illustrator) & 0 more. 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.

The book here contains images, which in themselves are a treasrue! The pdf is some 20 odd MB to download, but for some unknown reason, each page is taking unduly long time to load.

by. Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894; Rhead, Louis, 1857-1926, ill. Publication date. The book here contains images, which in themselves are a treasrue! The pdf is some 20 odd MB to download, but for some unknown reason, each page is taking unduly long time to load just that the reader has to wait a while before he/she can see the next page rendered!

Illustrations by Louis Rhead and Frank E. Schoonover. Cathair na Mart: Evertype.

Illustrations by Louis Rhead and Frank E. It was finished in the course of his second visit to Davos in the winter of 1881-1882. From the creator of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and written while he lived in Samoa, this was the author's last title

Robert Louis Stevenson. From the creator of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and written while he lived in Samoa, this was the author's last title. Stevenson had written all but the very conclusion of this work at the time of his death. His stepdaughter had been serving as his sec.

If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons

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, And buccaneers, and buried gold, And all the old romance, retold.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson. A heady mix of thrills, mystery, atmosphere and memorable characters, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure story that has enthralled both young and old alike ever since it was first published in 1883. Right from the racy opening chapter where the young hero Jim Hawkins encounters a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn run by his widowed mother, the tale carries the reader off on an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride of non-stop action and drama.

It was a map of an island. There was some writing on the map. It said: Treasure here. Everybody ran to see the island. I waited for a minute, then I climbed out of the barrel and ran, too. The ship was now quite near an island. Does anybody know this island? Captain Smollett asked.

It was in 1880 and 1881 that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island", which was begun at Braemar, Scotland, where his father aided him with suggestions from his own seafaring experiences. It was finished in the course of his second visit to Davos in the winter of 1881-1882. "Treasure Island", which appeared when the author was thirty-one, was his first long romance, and it brought to him his first taste of popular success, when the story was published in book form. It was in October 1881, that this story began to appear as a serial in an English magazine called "Young Folks". The title then was "The Sea Cook, or Treasure Island", but when published in book form in May 1883, the name was simply "Treasure Island", a name which has taken its place among the titles of far older classics. This edition contains the superb illustrations of Louis Rhead, which were first published in 1915.

Comments

Lamranilv Lamranilv
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.
Iraraeal Iraraeal
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"!
JoJosho JoJosho
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
Anarawield Anarawield
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.