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fering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of Treasure Island includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Jane Yolen.A mysterious seaman hides at a country inn; cut-throats raid a sleepy English village; suddenly, young Jim Hawkins becomes the owner of a map leading to a lost tropical island and a fortune in stolen gold. Three adventures--Jim, Squire Trelawney, and Dr. Livesey--set out to find the treasure.But they trust the one they should most fear, Long John Silver. Charming, brave ruthless, murderous, Silver fills the squire's ship with pirates. And on the desolate, fever-infested island, the quest for gold becomes a deadly war of hide and seek. Desperate defenders against merciless killers battling over a cursed treasure won with blood, buried with blood, sought with blood. Incredible wealth that Jim and his friends can only claim...If they survive!
Number of pages: 240
Format: Reinforced cover for schools and libraries
In this book you find everything that should be in a pirate story: buccaneers with speaking parrots on their shoulder, hidden treasures, maps with red crosses to mark the spot, mutiny, treachery, tropical islands, pirate songs, ghosts and terrible
..." stories and of course a lot of rum. Brought me back to all the pirate adventure I loved so much as a child.Continua...Nascondi
Il libro ha una bella storia ed è abbastanza scorrevole ma nei punti in cui l'autore usa un linguaggio prettamente marittimo, per chi come me a mala pena distingue prua e poppa, non è affatto facile capire cosa sta succedendo e ancora più
..." difficile andare avanti per intere pagine senza capire quasi nulla.Continua...Nascondi
I read Treasure Island for the first time when I was a kid, and, to be honest, I didn’t appreciate it very much. At that time, I was more attracted by Salgari’s pirate novels, I liked his vivid descriptions of the exotic places where his
..." stories were set.
On the contrary, Stevenson’s book is much more a coming of age story than an adventure novel, no wonder it wasn’t welcomed by someone more interested in plot than in the psychology of the characters, and I was such a boy. Now, I’ve rediscovered the book, and seen it under a completely different perspective.
One of the most striking feature of this work is that the whole story revolves around the ambiguity of morality; though that might be seen as an unusual topic for children literature, I think that Stevenson’s mastery was to make accessible to everyone the fact that we live in a non ideal world, where wise decisions are often the result of a compromise. There could be good or bad compromises, however the choice among different options depends entirely on us.
After all, Jim Hawkins, both main character and narrator, at the end of the story says: “all of us had an ample share of the treasure and used it wisely or foolishly , according to our nature”. Continua...Nascondi
Mi dispiace non avere letto questo libro quando avevo 10 anni, anche se è un libro che si presta ad essere letto a qualsiasi età.Una storia eterna che non invecchierà mai.I personaggi sono ben definiti, ben descritta è la loro psicologia e
..."icologia e vivide sono le loro emozioni. Nessuno è il "cattivo" e nessuno è il "buono". Meravigliosi i dialoghi. Stupendi i pirati, pronti ad uccidere all'istante ma rispettosi di un codice di regole e comportamenti propri della loro "corporazione". Tremo ancora al pensiero della voce del capitano Flint che urla "pezzi da otto... pezzi da otto...". Insomma, una storia che merita l'immortalità di cui gode.
TO THE ESITATING PURCHASERIf sailor tales to sailor tunes, Storm and adventure, heat and cold, If schooners, islands, and maroons, And buccaneers, and buried gold, And all the old romance, retold Exactly in the ancient way, Can please, as me they
...ancient way, Can please, as me they pleased of old, The wiser youngsters of today:
--So be it, and fall on! If not, If studious youth no longer crave, His ancient appetites forgot, Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave, Or Cooper of the wood and wave: So be it, also! And may I And all my pirates share the grave Where these and their creations lie! Continua...Nascondi