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Treasure Island : Collins Classics - Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

Collins Classics

Paperback Published: 1st April 2010
ISBN: 9780007351015
Number Of Pages: 254

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'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest --Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!'

Upon finding a map in his parents' inn, young Jim Hawkins joins a crew on route to the Caribbean to find buried treasure. One of his crew, the charming, yet devious Long John Silver is determined to snag the booty for himself and Jim's swashbuckling voyage becomes a mutinous and murderous adventure -- where his own bravery is put to the test and he discovers much about friendship, loyalty and betrayal.

About The Author

Although Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) entered Edinburgh University to study engineering, he spent most of his time teaching himself to write in different styles. His dedication to literary diversity certainly paid off: he is the author of such varied offerings as the bold Treasure Island , the whimsical A Child's Garden of Verses , and the science-fiction thriller The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


Bikie Island?


Though this is generally considered a children's novel it is not really suitable for very young children. The plot is very contrived and with many outlandish adventures. However the novel clearly is as much a tale of psychopathology as the much loved "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Captain Flint the serial killer pirate appears only in legend but his behaviour and life story is "parroted" by most of the rest of the old crew of the Walrus. In particular the black spot as well as the treasure map is passed from Captain Billy Bones then onward to Long John Silver now much demoted to cook of the Hispaniola. Long John is a veritable office psychopath whose frequent manipulative swings of affection leave Jim Hawkins more ill at ease than fear of death and indeed torture. Young Jim learns about stranger danger on steroids and most of the all the value of true friendship and loyalty [and healthy habits?].

Gold Coast


Riverting Reading


This book was written by a man who was truly timeless, it is the first book I have read in a long time that swept me away in the adventure. Many nights I held a sword in my hands and was on board the ship fight long John Silver. The descriptions and words were exemplary. I'll read this book again. The service from booktopia is second to none.

Belmont South N.S.W.


Treasure Island

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ISBN: 9780007351015
ISBN-10: 0007351011
Series: Collins Classics
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.1 x 17.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.152

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