Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story grew out of a map that led to... show more
Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself. Stevenson's first full-length work of fiction brought him immediate fame and continues to captivate readers of all ages.
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
Great performance, meh story. I love pirates, adventure, historical settings, classics, and full cast performances. This story had all of that, yet it didn't entertain me like I hoped/expected. I couldn't get into it, even with the very excellent voice cast carrying me through the tale. I suspect...
If I read this in childhood - and it would have been in a children's abridged edition, I should think - it didn't leave any memory of its rather gory plot, nor of the curious moral ambiguity of it principal villain, Long John Silver. Nonetheless, once it got going, it was more or less what I expec...
A classic, one of the best that has stood the test of time. Definitely entertaining. It's a fun, fast-paced adventure that is well worth reading with your children.
This was a refresher reread for me due to the TV show Black Sails, which was created as sort-of a prequel for Treasure Island and you should totally watch if you haven’t already.I first read Treasure Island in 5th or 6th grade (I remember taking it from the 5/6th grade literature section in our scho...
Ha! Double Ha! I Looooved how everyone turned on everyone at a drop of a hat on the "Pirates of the Caribean" movies. Now I know where they got it from. Bases, teams and situations changed constantly in this one. It's great fun. One gets so used to classics staying in print for serious reasons, ...