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Treasure Island (Wordsworth Children's Classics)

Treasure Island (Wordsworth Children's Classics)

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Series: Wordsworth's Children's Classics
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Masterfully crafted, "Treasure Island" is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas -- an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim Hawkins to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, "Treasure Island" is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain, Long John Silver: the merry unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure. Since its publication in 1883, "Treasure Island" has provided an enduring literary model for such eminent writers as Anthony Hope, Graham Greene, and Jorge Luis Borges. As David Daiches wrote: "Robert Louis Stevenson transformed the Victorian boys' adventure into a classic of its kind."

Awards

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781853261039
  • : wordsworth editions
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : January 1993
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 12mm
  • : March 2001
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 218
  • : Illustrations
  • : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : H. M. Brock