Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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A heady mix of thrills, mystery, atmosphere and memorable characters, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure story that has enthralled both young and old alike ever since it was first published in 1883. Right from the racy opening chapter where the young hero Jim Hawkins encounters a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn run by his widowed mother, the tale carries the reader off on an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride of non-stop action and drama. Set in 18th century England and told entirely from Jim Hawkins' youthful perspective, the novel portrays how he is drawn unwittingly into the dark deeds of pirates and buccaneers on the English coast. The excitement begins when he discovers a cryptic treasure map in Billy Bones' chest when the secretive Billy succumbs to a fatal heart attack. Jim takes the strange map to trusted elders in the village, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey, who at once guess that the map marks the location of the lost treasure of an infamous pirate Captain Flint. They decide to immediately set sail in search of the fabled riches with Jim being invited to join them! What more could a young boy want! This is the prelude to a journey that will take young Jim and a band of intrepid seafarers half-way across the world. Traveling as part of the crew, in the guise of a ship's cook, is a sinister yet admirable figure - Long John Silver. This one-legged, ruthless and avaricious man, whose shadowy past hides many a dark and evil secret, is one of the most colorful and remarkable characters in the story. Stevenson endows him with a host of unforgettable qualities – the most famous of which, is of course, the parrot strangely named “Captain Flint” who is constantly on Silver's shoulder. His villainy gradually unfolds as the voyage progresses. The novel has retained its perennial charm for readers over the centuries and is perhaps one of the most adapted adventure stories on TV, film and stage. Recently, a video game has been created based on this eternally appealing tale. Intrigues, duels, escapades and Jim's own transformation into a man, make this the ultimate thrills-spills-'n'-chills fantasy.
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A heady mix of thrills, mystery, atmosphere and memorable characters, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure story that has enthralled both young and old alike ever since it was first published in 1883. Right from the racy opening chapter where the young hero Jim Hawkins encounters a mysterious guest, Billy Bones, at the Admiral Benbow Inn run by his widowed mother, the tale carries the reader off on an edge-of-the-seat roller-coaster ride of non-stop action and drama. Set in 18th century England and told entirely from Jim Hawkins' youthful perspective, the novel portrays how he is drawn unwittingly into the dark deeds of pirates and buccaneers on the English coast. The excitement begins when he discovers a cryptic treasure map in Billy Bones' chest when the secretive Billy succumbs to a fatal heart attack. Jim takes the strange map to trusted elders in the village, Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey, who at once guess that the map marks the location of the lost treasure of an infamous pirate Captain Flint. They decide to immediately set sail in search of the fabled riches with Jim being invited to join them! What more could a young boy want! This is the prelude to a journey that will take young Jim and a band of intrepid seafarers half-way across the world. Traveling as part of the crew, in the guise of a ship's cook, is a sinister yet admirable figure - Long John Silver. This one-legged, ruthless and avaricious man, whose shadowy past hides many a dark and evil secret, is one of the most colorful and remarkable characters in the story. Stevenson endows him with a host of unforgettable qualities – the most famous of which, is of course, the parrot strangely named “Captain Flint” who is constantly on Silver's shoulder. His villainy gradually unfolds as the voyage progresses. The novel has retained its perennial charm for readers over the centuries and is perhaps one of the most adapted adventure stories on TV, film and stage. Recently, a video game has been created based on this eternally appealing tale. Intrigues, duels, escapades and Jim's own transformation into a man, make this the ultimate thrills-spills-'n'-chills fantasy.
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01 At the Admiral Benbow ...

02 Jan 2021 | 30 mins 04 secs

01 At the Admiral Be...

02 Jan 2021 | 30 mins 04 secs

03 The Black Spot – 04 Th...

01 Jan 2021 | 26 mins 45 secs

03 The Black Spot – ...

01 Jan 2021 | 26 mins 45 secs

05 The Last of the Blind ...

31 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 15 secs

05 The Last of the B...

31 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 15 secs

07 I go to Bristol – 08 A...

30 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 07 secs

07 I go to Bristol –...

30 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 07 secs

09 Powder and Arms – 10 T...

29 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 01 sec

09 Powder and Arms –...

29 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 01 sec

11 What I Heard in the Ap...

28 Dec 2020 | 27 mins 47 secs

11 What I Heard in t...

28 Dec 2020 | 27 mins 47 secs

13 How my Shore Adventure...

27 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 23 secs

13 How my Shore Adve...

27 Dec 2020 | 24 mins 23 secs

15 The Man of the Island ...

26 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 03 secs

15 The Man of the Is...

26 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 03 secs

17 Narrative continued by...

25 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 39 secs

17 Narrative continu...

25 Dec 2020 | 19 mins 39 secs

19 Narrative resumed by J...

24 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 31 secs

19 Narrative resumed...

24 Dec 2020 | 26 mins 31 secs

21 The Attack – 22 How my...

23 Dec 2020 | 25 mins 56 secs

21 The Attack – 22 H...

23 Dec 2020 | 25 mins 56 secs

23 The Ebb-Tide Runs – 24...

22 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 37 secs

23 The Ebb-Tide Runs...

22 Dec 2020 | 23 mins 37 secs

25 I Strike the Jolly Rog...

21 Dec 2020 | 29 mins 59 secs

25 I Strike the Joll...

21 Dec 2020 | 29 mins 59 secs

27 Pieces of Eight – 28 I...

20 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 37 secs

27 Pieces of Eight –...

20 Dec 2020 | 32 mins 37 secs

29 The Black Spot Again –...

19 Dec 2020 | 30 mins 39 secs

29 The Black Spot Ag...

19 Dec 2020 | 30 mins 39 secs