- File Size: 678 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: B08C8R9R52
- Publisher: eClassics (April 7, 2020)
- Publication Date: April 7, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086WY6D6T
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"I consider him as if it had been the day past," where the original says, "I remember him as if it had been yesterday." Almost every sentence has phrases that hardly make sense. This should be removed from Amazon.
P.s. Disney did it better, i really wanna watch Treasure Planet now.
Young boy Jim Hawkins encounters a man, old Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn in England. Billy Bones tells young Hawkins to keep an eye out for a one-legged scoundrel (Long John Silver). With that moment, Hawkins is pulled into a dangerous adventure.
Bones is attacked by former shipmates and dies (of a stroke) a short time later. The shipmates attack the lodge, but Hawkins and his mother have already taken the pirate's map from Bones' belongings and made their escape from the inn. Jim shares the map with some local respectable men, who decide to seek this treasure and take Jim on as a cabin boy.
On the island where the treasure should be buried, Jim encounters Ben Gunn, a former shipmate of the dreaded pirate who buried the treasure they now seek. Jim navigates the rough world of the pirate life while trying to remain a good, solid young man despite Silver's taking him under his wing. And when the treasure chest is found and the chest is empty, Jim, and Silver, face a mutinous crew ready to kill the leader and his protected boy.
So often we find literature from this era to be a bit dry and difficult to read due to our changes in reading habits and styles of writing, but this book holds up incredibly well. It moves along swiftly and is quite exciting to read. This can still be considered a page-turner as we can't wait to find out what happens next to Jim along his journey.
This is definitely highly recommended.
Looking for a good book? If you think you can't read that 'old stuff' because it's slow reading, then pick up this classic, <em>Treasure Island</em> by Robert Louis Stevenson, and be brought into an exciting adventure story.
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I could go about writing a long review about these delightful stories from the past. But, the idea of boring people right through the review isn't why reviews are written for, first of all. Trust me reading some books as these in the adulthood period of your life, is the best thing to do. For while you are young you are granted with forgetfulness, but being in this phase, it totally gives you a chance to go back to those memory lanes you walked past years ago. I love to cherish such moments. Don't have to think twice, get set going with this wondeful story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the journey about the Pirates and their hunt for the treasure won't disappoint you.
Robert Louis Stevenson uses a clever narrative devices in order to fill in the gaps in the tale that Jim Hawkins does not personally witness, ranging from a complete change of narrator for a short period (Dr Livesey) to other characters feeding back to Jim directly or indirectly what has occurred during his various absences. It works very well and leaves you wondering, while you are reading Jim's account, what is happening to the other characters in the story.
And in Long John Silver, the duplicitous Ship's Cook, surely we have one of the finest renderings of the modern day politician. This is where Treasure Island, for me, rises above just a plain old swashbuckling childrens yarn. Akin to my presumption about the period in which the book was published, so I had in my mind that the parrot toting one legged Silver was a pirate caricature, in much the same way that I believed (before I read the book) Captain Hook to be entirely unpleasant. Long John Silver is the original silver-tongued devil (wonderful Kris Kristofferson song by the way!) and uses his charisma to manipulate more or less everyone else aboard The Hispaniola. The fact that in a novel where the majority of characters are killed, maimed or traumatised, Long John Silver remains throughout the most trusted, the most feared and the most believable, well that is fine writing indeed. He is the Humphrey of Yes Minister, more than the violent tyrant I had expected to encounter.
So I embarked upon Treasure Island expecting nothing more than a light bedtime read. Yet what I got was a fantastic study of manipulation and survival. I think I'm beginning to see why certain books are termed 'classics.' For me, Treasure Island certainly is that.
Quite what inspired me to read it again recently, I cannot say, other than our book reading group jestingly suggested we should be choosing from childrens' literature for something completely different for one of our monthly reads. Whatever the trigger was, I am so glad to have 'rescued' this wonderful story which, I have to say, is rather more mature than I recalled and, indeed, is not merely a childrens' book. Indeed, I now wonder how I comprehended some of the truly colourful 'nautical' flavours, shiver m' timbers! I could visualise Robert Newton all the way through the book.
A grand book which shall be cherished on my Kindle along side many others considered to be far more intellectual. A book which I shall probably to be reading again, which is definitely more than I can say for many a modern so called 'blockbuster' and 'best sellers'. Indeed, I suspect this will inspire me to look upon RLS as an author for deeper research and consideration
N C Wyeth never felt that his work had been accepted as 'art' in the classical sense, and died a disappointed man.