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Treasure Island [Kindle Edition]

Robert Louis Stevenson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (718 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A voyage for buried treasure spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas.


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<DIV><DIV>"There are few novels which grip so thrillingly as those first read in childhood, and for me none which has quite matched the excitement of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island." —P. D. James, author, The Children of Men</DIV></DIV>

<DIV><DIV>"Reading Treasure Island at the age of seven or eight was my real awakening as a reader . . . 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, author, The Lying Tongue</DIV></DIV>

<DIV><DIV>"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson s prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." —Jake Arnott, author, The Long Firm</DIV></DIV> --Jake Arnott, author "The Long Firm"

"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." --Jake Arnott, author, " The Long Firm"

"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." --Jake Arnott, author, " The Long Firm"

"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." --Jake Arnott, author, " The Long Firm"

"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." --Jake Arnott, author, " The Long Firm"

"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie." --Jake Arnott, author, " The Long Firm"

About the Author

<DIV><DIV>Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - –1894) is the author of Kidnapped and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Jake Arnott is the author of Johnny Come Home and ƒƒThe Long Firm trilogy.</DIV></DIV>

Product Details

  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612790895
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084AZXKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Boy Ever Really Outgrows Treasure Island September 22, 2013
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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"!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic! April 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Our family enjoyed this as a read-aloud, by thunder! My 4th and 2nd graders loved it, and you may lay to that! I think you'd also love it, and I'll stake my wig on it. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates! September 7, 2014
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Avast me hearties! I just be reading another great swash-buckling pirate tale, Pirates of Financial Freedom (great story and even teaches ye how to make yer own treasure). It be making me want to re-read the classic tale of buccaneers: Treasure Island.

Argghhh! The adventure, treasure maps, marooning, peg-legs, and aye the rum. Hard to get any better than this me lads and lassies. You'll be wantin' to plunder this book even if you only be havin' one eye. Read this pirate book and others too, or we'll make ye walk the plank and send you to Davy Jones locker ye scurvy dog!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrrgghh! Where be the pictures, matey? November 13, 2013
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This is a well done edition of a classic story. I bought this version because it said it was illustrated. I looked at it on two Kindles, an iPhone Kindle app, and my PC though and there are no illustrations other than the cover art. So if the pictures are important to you, keep in mind that this edition takes a pretty liberal view of what it means to be "illustrated." Otherwise, it seemed to be well edited and I enjoyed reading it to my children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure on the High Seas! November 27, 2013
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Oh man, I think I have forgotten everything about this book I read as a child, and my mind is overshadowed by the old movie as well.
As always RSL has a prosaic way of writing, compelling, yet with that stiff Brit wit wound about his characters and story. I think I love this tale more than I did as a kid. Enjoying reading it again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Keeper ! December 1, 2013
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it was suspenseful and I enjoyed the characters. It's a book you can reread every few years. One does not realize how much it has contributed to our culture- 16 men on a deadman's chest is a phrase every one knows. Of note, one can compare the pirates to our present day gangs-sociopaths do not change with time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic December 29, 2013
By CalGuy
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Very enjoyable. Although a bit of a tough read, it's great to see some background to more modern day pirate stories
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You can taste the salt. May 1, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Brilliant read, I tried to read it as a child. This time I finished it, so glad I did.

Salty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars my daughter didn't enjoy this classic
Unfortunately, my daughter didn't enjoy this classic.
Published 1 hour ago by Desiree A. Milstead
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Treasure
This was a bit difficult to read. The language is written like they talked back in the day, but the book was free and it was a very entertaining tale. I love Kindle.
Published 1 day ago by NoBS
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great book and would have been my favorite of I could...
This book was great and would have been if I could understand it all
overall book score: 10/10
thank you
Published 1 day ago by Grace Mayeux
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very fun and feels like a story of today .. recommend this to others ..
Published 1 day ago by ks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
How can you not love a classic?
Published 2 days ago by paj
5.0 out of 5 stars Get yourself a good bottle of dark rum and prepare to haul wind...
The greatest fictional pirate story ever put to paper may also be a rare instance of a perfect novel. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jeff White
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I remembered
I read this back in high school, but that was so long ago I never remembered exactly what happened next. It still kept me on the edge of my seat.
Published 4 days ago by David Almcrantz
4.0 out of 5 stars Another name for pirate treasure.
Still holds up well. Great story of pirates and booty.
Published 5 days ago by P. Trusty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's always a real treasure to read !!!
Published 5 days ago by Patricia Carson
3.0 out of 5 stars Actually, I didn't order this book. Read it ...
Actually ,I didn't order this book. Read it years ago. Don't know how it appeared on my Kindle.
Published 5 days ago by Roxie
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