zondag 6 september 2015

Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island


Treasure Island is the first story in this beautiful Penguin English Library book which I got from the Fnac.
This story has 220 pages.

You can find all my Robert Louis Stevenson reviews here.

“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!”

Treasure Island was an enjoyable, easy read.
It’s full of adventure, betrayal, courage, pirates, mutiny and murder.

It’s clearly written for kids and boys especially and I think this must be one awesome novel for them. As a 26-year old woman I didn’t think this anything special but it was entertaining.

Happy reading.