Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (Best Version) - (Bentley Loft Classics book #36)

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (Best Version) - (Bentley Loft Classics book #36)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Overview

Bentley Loft Classics proudly presents book #36, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold". First published as a book on 23rd May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island; or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola and the pseudonym Captain George North.

Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013058019
Publisher: Bentley Loft
Publication date: 08/29/2011
Series: The Classics , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 846 KB

About the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 30 most translated authors in the world, just below Charles Dickens. He has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novel has become the standard of adventure literature, and one-legged pirate with a parrot on his shoulder - the most characteristic appearance of a pirate.
Matthew Smithbauer 4 months ago
Adventure ahoy! This story stirs the imagination. The author masterfully crafts action sequences and dialogue throughout. I only wish it were twice as long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great classic!
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I enjoy reading this book very much. Would highly recommend.
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