Read Treasure Island Online Free - The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook . . .and the next a dangerous pirate leader!
The unexpected and complex relationship that develops between Silver and Jim helps transform what seems at first to be a simple, rip-roaring adventure story into a deeply moving study of a boy’s growth into manhood, as he learns hard lessons about friendship, loyalty, courage and honor—and the uncertain meaning of good and evil.
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March 13, 2017
Someone recently asked me what review I enjoyed writing the most, and, well, this is it:
I have a massive problem with this book. It’s one I’m a little embarrassed to admit. The problem is not with the writing or the characters that Stevenson has created; it’s not even with the plot. The problem r...
November 22, 2016
YO-HO-HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!!!
This is the iconic novel about pirates that it stands as the best example in this topic and easily one of the most adapted to other media novels in any genre.
I can remember having watched several adaptations, live action films, animated movies, even an animated film...
October 17, 2017
Three items worthy of note in R. L. Stevenson's classic treasure, "Treasure Island":
1) There are a ton of tropes! We understand that this is pretty much what Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ripped off, making tons of money off of this adventurous classic, including but not limited to: rampant a...
November 30, 2016
Treasure Island is arguably one of the most influential tales in the world of fiction. Every pirate stereotype that we take for granted these days we can see the foundation somewhere in this magic tale. Approaching this story; I am quite lucky that I knew nothing about the plot except that there...
September 24, 2016
هيا يا صديقي . شد الأشرعة و تعال معي في رحلة الى جزيرة الكنز
جزيرة الكنز من اروع الأعمال الأدبية التي قرأتها على الأطلاق , وهي على الأغلب اكثر قصة قراصنة مشهورة على الاطلاق . هي قصة خرجت عن النمطية المعتادة
قصة للكاتب الاسكتلندي روبرت لويس ستيفنسون . نشرت عام 1883 ونشرت كحلقات للأطفال ايضًا
June 24, 2010
Remember when pirates briefly became ironically cool, and all of your annoying friends were joining facebook groups for International Talk Like A Pirate Day? And the first Pirates of the Carribbean movie came out and was surprisingly awesome? And then the second Pirates of the Carribbean movie ca...
February 03, 2012
As Indiana Jones once, rather astutely pointed out, when it comes to treasure "X never, ever marks the spot". Well, it does if you're a pirate, which basically means that as a pirate you have a statistically much higher chance of finding treasure than any archaeologist ever would. I find this a b...
October 21, 2013
ARRrrr, me reader! Embark now on a voyage of high seas adventure with scurvy pirates, honest jack-tar sailors, marooned souls, and a vast treasure buried on some faraway island. Aye, that's Treasure Island! Weigh anchor, me laddie! The wind's always fair for gettin' this wonderful tale under way!...
November 20, 2017
4 out of 5 stars to Treasure Island, a coming-of-age-of-sort novel, written in 1882 by Robert Louis Stevenson. I read this book as a young adult when I received it as a Christmas present from an aunt and uncle. At first, although I knew it was a classic, I wasn't too anxious to jum...
December 13, 2017
Honestly... I only read this so I could appreciate Disney's Treasure Planet even more. I'm not sure I would've liked this book quite as much without that reference point, but it was fun to see the connections! I was mostly picturing these characters, though: