Treasure Island

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Electric Book Company, 2001 - FICTION - 252 pages
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SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17 and go back to the time when my father kept the Admiral Benbow inn and the brown old seaman with the sabre cut first took up his lodging under our roof.
  

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Now, I love character development. - LibraryThing
Even the ending was a little disappointing. - LibraryThing
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One of the reasons is Stevenson's writing. - LibraryThing
The illustrations in this edition are good, too. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is an adult novel, but due to having a child as a POV character, it has become a children's book. But it does remain a great adventure story with wonderful characters and a well crafted plot. Oh, a group of ill-assorted people struggle over the disposition of a hoard of pirate treasure. Read full review

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User Review  - cebellol - LibraryThing

Now, I realize this was written for young boys, but, as far as classics go, I was underwhelmed. I just wanted SO much more from it. Even the ending was a little disappointing. I just wanted... I don't ... Read full review

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Contents

1 The Old Seadog at the Admiral Benbow
14
2 Black Dog Appears and Disappears
22
3 The Black Spot
30
4 The Seachest
37
5 The Last of the Blind Man
44
6 The Captains Papers
50
The Seacook
57
7 I Go to Bristol
58
End of the First Days Fighting
130
The Garrison in the Stockade
136
20 Silvers Embassy
143
21 The Attack
150
My Sea Adventure
157
22 How My Sea Adventure Began
158
23 The Ebbtide Runs
165
24 The Cruise of the Coracle
171

8 At the Sign of the Spyglass
64
9 Powder and Arms
70
10 The Voyage
76
11 What I Heard in the Apple Barrel
83
12 Council of War
90
My Shore Adventure
96
13 How My Shore Adventure Began
97
14 The First Blow
103
15 The Man of the Island
109
The Stockade
117
How the Ship Was Abandoned
119
The Jollyboats Last Trip
125
25 I Strike the Jolly Roger
178
26 Israel Hands
184
27 fiPieces of Eightfl
193
Captain Silver
200
28 In the Enemys Camp
201
29 The Black Spot Again
210
30 On Parole
217
31 The TreasurehuntFlints Pointer
225
32 The TreasurehuntThe Voice Among the Trees
233
33 The Fall of a Chieftain
240
34 And Last
247
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a prolific Scottish poet and novelist in the 19th century. He was admired by many other authors, and his work includes The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in 1894.

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