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Reader ✓ Treasure Island 311 pages ¸ Helpyouantib ✓ ➾ Treasure Island Download ➹ Author Robert Louis Stevenson – For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind PeD is in the words of G K Chesterton 'the realization of an ideal that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas' G S Fraser terms it 'an utterly original book' and goes on to write 'There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happ As Indiana Jones once rather astutely pointed out when it comes to treasure X never ever marks the spot Well it does if you're a pirate which basically means that as a pirate you have a statistically much higher chance of finding treasure than any archaeologist ever would I find this a bit unfortunate and if someone had presented me with this hard and fast evidence I would have ticked the pirate box and not the archaeologist box on my careers worksheet at school Instead I have to make do with reading Treasure Island and fantasising about my ideal bespoke treasure island emeralds growing on trees I know this is an arboreal unlikelihood but it's my fantasy so back off; lagoons filled with sapphires gold dubloons in huge heapy piles at the foot of azure blue waterfalls and knuckle sized diamonds to be chipped off the walls of underground caverns Stevenson's Treasure Island is much less of a Disney esue fantasy and Jim Hawkins narrator and salty sea dog in the making is forced to pit his wits against the wiliest of all pirates Long John Silver in a race to retrieve the booty After finding an oil skin map in a dead mans chest nice Robert very nice Jim sets off to find some trustworthy or gullible adults Jim must be in possession of some serious powers of persuasion because within minutes the good suire and his associates are rustling up a ship no mean feat when a schooner could set you back £6000 and your chance of surviving the voyage was slim tightening their buckanneering belts and getting ready to hit the high seas It turns out the ships cook is than he seems though and not to be underestimated I wonder if JF Lawton the writer of Under Siege was a Treasure Island fan after all he served up Casey Rybeck the most underestimated ships cook of all timeCaribbean capers ensue as Long John Silver serves up a melting pot of mendacity in an attempt to get his hand on Captain Flint's treasure Jim Hawkins proves he's tougher than a soused herring that's been at the bottom of a barrel for a year and successfully repels the Island siege before hoisting the main sail jibing ho and heading for Britain The other pirates are left marooned as a punishment and their skeletons will be unearthed 250 years from the time of telling during the construction of a Sandals adult holiday resort Personally I think I'd rather be marooned than go to Sandals

Epub ´ Treasure Island õ Robert Louis Stevenson

Stylist a master of both action and atmosphere the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery greed and daring Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons Treasure Islan Treasure Island is arguably one of the most influential tales in the world of fiction Every pirate stereotype that we take for granted these days we can see the foundation somewhere in this magic tale Approaching this story; I am uite lucky that I knew nothing about the plot except that there was a map where X marked the spot showcasing Captain Flint's legendary treasure I went into the task of reading this like a happy youth wide eyed looking forward to experiencing a legendary story for the first time without being hindered with prior knowledge of the narrative the characters the pace and the plot twistsSo the story goes something like this An alcoholic ex pirate Captain spends his days in a local bar drinking himself to death whilst singing jolly pirate songs Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum etc He unfortunately passes away and leaves a chest which contains a secret map amongst other treasures The map is highly sought after by all the wrong people Our 1st person perspective young superstar Jim Hawkin's finds the map and speaks to his friends Dr Livesey and a suire Mr Trelawney and they decide to venture to this mystical treasure island to hunt for said treasure Leaving from Bristol they gather a ships worth of pirates and hands Experienced in their own ways but none so than pleasant pub owning ship's cook Long John Silver So off they go on this adventure They get the treasure and go home and live happily ever after But that obviously didn't happen because that would not make a legendary story The main protagonist Jim is a great character This is typically seen as a children's book although some of the sea and pirate terminology is uite specific and complex and having the first person perspective shown from the view of a young kid adds to the remarkableness of the story The fact Jim is a young man who performs extraordinary deeds often going against the odds on the Hispaniola the trusty vessel that takes them to treasure island or the island itself amongst hardened sea faring men means we really have his back and support his deeds throughout the tale We feel close to him because of how well Stevenson writes this character Every time the plot progresses it is because of an amazing deed that Jim has done often on his own back without the consultation of the most senior members of the group We route for him every second of the way because he is us Things don't work out smoothly when they get to the Island A divide occurs Mutiny some might say A split is presented so Jim Dr Suire and a few trusted men are on one side Old pirates who were part of Captain Flint's crew rally under who we thought was a nice dude Long John SilverHe is the most complex character in this short book Peg legged parrot on his shoulder pieces of eight are some of his characterisations that you will probably see some 12 year old child imitating this Halloween You never uite know where you stand with Silver He starts off seeming good Jim overhears his plot of mutiny whilst hiding in a barrel At that point he is portrayed as purely evil but towards the end he seems human and complex Sticking up for Jim Hawkins when the rest of his sea mates want to kill the poor lad Other notable characters are Ben Gunn the Robinson Crusoe esue marooned island dweller and Dr Livesey It is ingeniously written that in such a short book we can care about so many of the players and their complexity is unrivaled There are lots of cool scenes Shootouts on the Island between the two factions Jim vs Israel Hands Meeting Ben Gunn and when Jim goes back to the safe haven of the wooden castle expecting to regroup with his friends but alas it is not to be I will end this review with a few pirate clichés that freuent Treasure Island Shiver my timbers Shipshape Jolly Roger Pieces of Eight come to mind I really enjoyed this So different to Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde that I have previously read by Stevenson Yet that makes a good author being able to flaunt his linguistic skills in various genres making tales such as these which will last forever Cap'n Tivendale at your servicewwwyouandibookswordpresscom

Robert Louis Stevenson õ Treasure Island Ebook

Treasure IslandFor sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure Treasure Island has never been surpassed From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers Written by a superb prose 3 items worthy of note in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic treasure Treasure Island1 There are a ton of tropes We understand that this is pretty much what Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ripped off making tons of money off of this adventurous classic including but not limited to rampant alcoholism; a code of honor; castaways at sea or in land; shipwrecks new and ancient; treason group individual double crosses; mutiny hostages captures and shocking escapes; strangers appearing from the mist pirate flags; raresome slapstick comedy he fell from his whole height face foremost to the floor 16 good comedic timing the parrot tells everybody The Secret ruining plans; a compass made up entirely of human bones; ghosts2Jim Hawkins is your typical YA protagonist prototype He's the go between the two fighting groups the one who bargains with the villain Long John Silver mmm breaded fish and shrimpyummm and propels the narrative forward He's the center; a dreamer; while he loses his humility he attains a coming of age wisdom that peaks at the point where he brandishes a pistol for the first time3The plot resembles a Hollywood blockbuster There is very little inaction but when it occurs such as the villain's cliched solilouy or the factions grunting against their enemies it does decelerate the pace of the story Here is a very substantial urge to make everything explosive loud Thank you Mr Stevenson