Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Release Date: 2011-08-22
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
4
From 294 Ratings

Description

Buried treasure marked with an "X".
Parrots.
One-legged pirates.

Treasure Island gave birth to almost all of the images that flash to mind at the sound of the word "pirates." It is the archetype of its genre, and one of the most celebrated adventure novels ever written.

Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper, unwittingly finds himself caught between feuding pirates when a man named Billy Bones wanders into his inn. After narrowly escaping a raid by Bones' old crewmates, Jim finds himself in possession of a map and a logbook detailing the location of all the treasure taken by the pirates' departed Captain Flint. Jim reports his discovery, and before long is aboard the schooner Hispaniola with a crew bound for the Caribbean. While aboard the ship, Jim befriends the cook: a gruff, one-legged tavern owner by the name of Long John Silver, who may be much more than he appears.

This e-book features 14 illustrations by artist N.C. Wyeth.

Reviews

  • C

    5
    By Awesome person49
    Htfgd
  • WORST

    1
    By Landmark.bob4858438
    This book is REALLY boring! If you need a book to put you to sleep, you've found the right book. If you want to read an action adventure book, go read a real book!
  • Treasure Island

    5
    By It's Devine
    Just read this inspiring story yet again. Except for the inevitable escapes from destruction by the main character, Jim, it is an honest story of the consequences honor, treachery, self control, dissipation, education . . . all of the choices and habits of life. And what an adventure; the reader hates to come to the end!
  • Fun

    5
    By BorisNikoliovech
    it is a challenge to understand the narrative BUT , for those with experience reading old prose, rewarding and absorbing. iRead this to my son and made for quality time. hurrah!
  • Treasure Island

    5
    By ManNamedRyan
    Great book , awesome adventure
  • Fun

    5
    By Quebodeaux
    Cool book