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Treasure Island : Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Stevenson, Robert Louis

Treasure Island

Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS


Published: 29th October 1992
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Stevenson's great adventure story, set in the 18th century, was conceived in the Scottish Highlands, where the author and his 12-year-old stepson amused themselves by making a map that showed the location of buried treasure on an island. The illustrations first appeared in 1949.

Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. The storyline is faithful-perhaps too faithful-to the original text; presented mostly in dull boxes of first-person narration, it plods glacially for a full third of the work, until young Jim Hawkins finally boards the Hispaniola. His subsequent terrifying adventure certainly speeds up the pace, but the black-and-white artwork, while realistic and finely detailed, remains frustratingly static; moody and atmospheric, it seems better suited to Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The shipboard details and contemporary accoutrements appear accurate and painstakingly researched, but the characters are sketchy and hard to distinguish behind the inky noir shadows and strained perspectives. Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9781857159097
ISBN-10: 1857159098
Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 29th October 1992
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1