The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook . . .and the next a dangerous pirate leader! The unexpected and complex relationship that develops between Silver and Jim helps transform what seems at first to be a simple, rip-roaring adventure story into a deeply moving study of a boy’s growth into manhood, as he learns hard lessons about friendship, loyalty, courage and honor—and the uncertain meaning of good and evil.
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Treasure Island, written by legendary author Robert Louis Stevenson is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Treasure Island is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Robert Louis Stevenson is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, Treasure Island would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.Product Description:
Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14–18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will feature writing in English from various genres and differing times. Treasure Island is edited by Dr Nicholas McGuinn, Lecturer in English at the University of Hull.
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Book Description Puffin, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140350160
Book Description Puffin, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140350160
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801403501661.0