Robert louis stevenson.
Robert louis stevenson. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, . I. 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. It belongs in part to the castaway tradition, commencing with Robinson Crusoe and continuing with The Swiss Family Robinson and Marryat’s Masterman Ready, all of which Stevenson read as a boy.
If schooners, islands, and maroons, And buccaneers, and buried gold, And all the old romance, retold.
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.
Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health.
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.
After his mother finds a treasure map among the possessions of a deceased guest at her inn, Jim Hawkins manages to outwit crafty and cruel pirates to learn the location of the buried treasure. Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, your donation will be matched 2-to-1. Triple your impact! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today.
Treasure Island was written 130 years ago and it remains one of the great adventure tales of all time.
Ships from and sold by Walker Bookstore. Treasure Island was written 130 years ago and it remains one of the great adventure tales of all time.
There were two things in it: a book and a piece of paper. On the first page of the book was the name 'Billy Bones, mate.
txt 64 Кб. CHAPTER ONE. The Old pirate at the Admiral Benbow. My name is Jim Hawkins and I'm going to tell you the story of Treasure Island. It began when I was a boy. My father had an inn by the sea called the Admiral Benbow. There were two things in it: a book and a piece of paper. Then there were a lot of dates and sums of money. It shows how much money that buccaneer Billy Bones go. Then he opened the paper.