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p. c. (Penguin classics). Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is the quintessential British adventure story, and like so many such is aimed at a young and chiefly male readership. Indeed, as I hope to show, Stevenson adapted elements from The Sea Lions for Treasure Island, much as he admitted in a preface written in 1894 (and included here) to having borrowed, among other items, a palisade from Captain Marryat’s Masterman Ready, a skeleton from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Gold-Bug, and, most important, his opening episode from Washington Irving’s.
Virtually on his deathbed, Stevenson wrote a family memoir, chiefly about his grandfather and namesake, Robert Stevenson, a civil engineer famous for having built lighthouses under the most dangerous conditions. In passing, the author described a sailor named Soutar, who worked for his grandfather as captain of the cutter in which the elder Stevenson surveyed the Scottish coast.
If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons
an American gentleman in accordance with whose classic taste the following narrative has been designed, it is now, in return for numerous delightful hours, and with the kindest wishes, dedicated by his affectionate friend, the author. To the hesitating purchaser. If sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons, And buccaneers, and buried gold, And all the old romance, retold.
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Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked.
Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an X, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action.
Dr. Livesey came late one afternoon to see the patient, took a bit of dinner from my mother, and went into the parlour to smoke a pipe until his horse should come down from the hamlet, for we had no stabling at the old Benbow. I followed him in, and I remember observing the contrast the neat, bright doctor, with his powder as white as snow and his bright, black eyes and pleasant manners, made with the coltish country folk, and above all, with that filthy, heavy, bleared scarecrow of a pirate of ours, sitting, far gone in rum, with his arms on the table.