Treasure Island

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Young Jim Hawkins lives a quiet life as the son of an innkeeper. This all changes when an ancient sailor takes up lodging at the inn. Jim is both horrified and fascinated by the captain's bloody s

Young Jim Hawkins lives a quiet life as the son of an innkeeper. This all changes when an ancient sailor takes up lodging at the inn. Jim is both horrified and fascinated by the captain's bloody stories. When the old man dies without paying his bill, Jim must search the sailor's one possession, a large sea-chest, for payment. He unknowingly pockets an old map from the chest. But Jim is not the only one interested in the sea-chest and has to flee when a group of cut-throats appears to ransack the few possessions of the old sailor.

The family doctor recognizes the map as the key to a fortune. This commences a Caribbean treasure hunt, with the pirates only steps behind! Seventeen set sail, how many will return? This novel launched Stevenson on his long and fascinating writing career, and was the beginning of the pirate genre, with peg-legs, parrots, pieces-of-eight and the original Long John Silver. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 08/06/17
Yo-ho-ho
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 st ...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/09/15
Troppi termini marittimi
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 a ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 28/06/15
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 we ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/01/14
Un'avventura leggendaria.
Ha scritto il 22/08/13
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
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Ha scritto il Jul 18, 2010, 13:15
TO THE ESITATING PURCHASER

If 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 anci
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