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Read online Treasure Island.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Treasure Island The most popular pirate story ever written in English featuring one of literature s most beloved bad guys i Treasure Island i 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 by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island
Title:Treasure Island
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ISBN:0753453800
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Number of Pages:311
Category:classics, fiction, adventure, young-adult, historical-fiction, childrens, literature, pirates, fantasy, novels
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b From the beloved author of i Treasure Island i b br br Originally serialized in a periodical of boys adventure fiction i The Black Arrow i is a swashbuckling portrait of a young man s journey to discover the heroism within himself Young Dick Shelton caught in the midst of England s War of the Roses finds his loyalties torn between the guardian who will ultimately betray him and the leader of a secret fellowship The Black Arrow As Shelton is drawn deeper into this conspiracy he must distinguish friend from foe and confront war shipwreck revenge murder and forbidden love as England s crown threatens to topple around him br br, Set in Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion in the exotic French Indies and in the North American wilderness the story has as its hero one of the most compelling yet horrifying studies of evil in nineteenth century fiction James Durie Master of Ballantrae The Master is about his infective influence on his younger less attractive brother Henry on Henry s wife Alison and on those narrators whom Stevenson so skilfully employs to present their experiences of this charming ruthless and evil man, i b He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter b i br br Published as a shilling shocker Robert Louis Stevenson s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality The story of respectable Dr Jekyll s strange association with damnable young man Edward Hyde the hunt through fog bound London for a killer and the final revelation of Hyde s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity s basest capacity for evil The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson s inventiveness within the Gothic tradition Olalla a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood and The Body Snatcher a gruesome fictionalisation of the exploits of the notorious Burke and Hare br br This edition contains a critical introduction by Robert Mighall which discusses class criminality and the significance of the story s London setting It also includes an essay on the scientific contexts of the novel and the development of the idea of the Jekyll and Hyde personality, Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul Testing chemicals in his lab he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate and eliminate human evil Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr Hyde br br i The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i dramatically brings to life a science fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight the work has literary roots in Dostoevsky s The Double and i Crime and Punishment i Today Stevenson s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression as well as a great thriller br br This collection also includes some of the author s grimmest short fiction Lodging for the Night The Suicide Club Thrawn Janet The Body Snatcher and Markheim