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Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of «buccaneers and buried gold». First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.
Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children’s literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an «X», schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.
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  • b4327085071shared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Cool book

  • Shauryapatil12shared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Very nice

  • Nadina Razanishared an impression8 years ago
    🚀Unputdownable

    such an interesting adventure!

Quotes

  • Aleksandr Barshevskyhas quoted6 years ago
    "There!" he cried. "That's what I think of ye. Before an hour's out, I'll stove in your old block house like a rum puncheon. Laugh, by thunder, laugh! Before an hour's out, ye'll laugh upon the other side. Them that die'll be the lucky ones."
  • b6221027333has quoted17 days ago
    «Sir,» said Captain Smollett, «with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
  • marybotsoie175has quoted3 months ago
    The Old Buccaneer

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