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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island
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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... show more
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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ‘Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!’ Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside it would lead him to unimaginable treasure. Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murder and mayhem lead to a thrilling climax.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853261039 (1853261033)
Publisher: Wordsworth
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
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5.0 Treasure Island
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.
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
3.0 Treasure Island
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Come on, Pirates!
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, ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.0 Birth of the Boy Book
Despite this book being the progenitor of pretty much all of the pirate books of the 20th Century, as well as being an influence of many of the adventure and 'boys' books that came afterwards, I found this book rather dull. Maybe it has a lot to do with my lack of enthusiasm for 19th Century English...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
Action adventure story of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver. I enjoyed this classic. I'm not sure that it is for children but I had a good time reading it. It was fun reading the phrases that come to mind when thinking of pirates of days gone by (Shiver my timbers, Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.) It's...
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