Treasure Island (Paperback)
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Treasure Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 06/11/2008
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW MOTION When young Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map in a pirate's chest in his parents' inn, he is drawn into a world of danger and adventure. He joins the crew setting sail to the Caribbean to seek out the booty and over the course of the voyage confronts mutiny, murder and the charismatic and devious Long John Silver.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099511298
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An undisputed masterpiece" * Daily Telegraph *
"A poet, a rebel, a philosopher, a genius far ahead of his time, [Stevenson] has given us some of the most powerful characters of English literature" * Daily Mail *
"What I didn't anticipate was the power of Stevenson's prose. His ability to bring everything vividly to life is still astonishing. It was probably the first time for me that reading became as exciting as messing about. The pirate has a dangerous glamour to him, a degenerate dandyism, something, once I was in my teens, that I would admire in people like David Bowie and Sid Vicious'" -- Jake Arnott * Daily Telegraph *
"Reading Treasure Island at the age of seven or eight was my real awakening as a reader... it is all as frightening and exciting when read for the umpteenth time in middle age as when first discovered in childhood" -- A.N.Wilson, * Daily Telegraph *
"I believe Treasure Island to be Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece. The very opening - the murder-bent Blind Pew, tapping his way towards the isolated inn - is designed to make our flesh creep. Long John Silver is a great literary creation. Re-reading the book, it gripped me as firmly now as it did under the torch-lit blankets 60 years ago" -- George Melly * Sunday Telegraph *

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“Fantastic!”

Originally I bought this book expressly because I enjoy the artwork of Stanley Donwood. I fell in love with the cover, and now I use Waterstones website frequently (I'm American, never heard of it before).

Hardback edition
19th May 2012
Helpful? Upvote 65

“Swashbuckling adventure.”

This book deserves to be the classic it is. A great adventure book for young readers, with a courageous young hero - even though there's quite a bit of violence. The narratives written by the doctor and the... More

Paperback edition
30th April 2012
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Caroline

“Aha me hearties!”

I have just read this book for the first time and am very much an adult. I obviously knew the gist of the story, but had never actually read it myself. It took me a little while to get used the pirate... More

Paperback edition
26th January 2016
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