Title: Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publishers: Puffin

Format: Clothbound Hardback

Pages: 336

Genres: Classics, Adventure, Historical

Rating: 2.5/5


Release Date: January 28th 1882 (Original), July 26th 2016 (This Version)

Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Wordery, Book Depository

Summary: A stunning Puffin ‘cloth’ Classics deluxe edition of a world-famous story.

A beautiful hardcover edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin ‘cloth’ Classics series — all the titles in the range have attractive ‘cloth’ textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Treasure Island makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time.

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas.

Review: I don’t fully know how to express how I felt by this as honestly I didn’t understand nor follow most of what was happening. It felt like nothing was really happening through most of it and it was just difficult for me.

I didn’t fully understand the language they used, and didn’t really feel this was much of an adventure. I was thinking that from page one we would go on a full on treasure hunt on a island, trying to find the location of the hidden gold but that didn’t even happen. So I was very let down.

The story just focused on the pirates and their disagreements, featuring deaths in practically every chapter. It wasn’t in the slightest what I had expected and I didn’t find it an easy read at all. I really wanted a fun adrenaline filled adventure but I didn’t personally find I got that.

I didn’t like any of the characters and the story was so slow in most places, but I carried on and I finished it even though it was hard. I know some people love this book so much, In fact my brother loves it but I just didn’t enjoy it and that’s okay, I still read it and that’s all I wanted to do.

About Author: Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson’s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon


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