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    Treasure Island (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by H. M. Brock

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    DescriptionFifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!' Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in Captain Flint's sea chest, he could not know that the map inside it would lead him to unimaginable treasure. Shipping as cabin boy on the Hispaniola, he sails with Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett, Dr Livesey, the sinister Long John Silver and a frightening crew to Treasure Island. There, mutiny, murder and mayhem lead to a thrilling climax.


 

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    Title
    Treasure Island
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by H. M. Brock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853261039
    ISBN 10: 1853261033
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC classification: PZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T General Subject: 216
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N69
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    Ingram Subject Code: CJLC
    Libri: I-CJLC
    Thema V1.0: YFA, FBC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Review text
    Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. The storyline is faithful-perhaps too faithful-to the original text; presented mostly in dull boxes of first-person narration, it plods glacially for a full third of the work, until young Jim Hawkins finally boards the Hispaniola. His subsequent terrifying adventure certainly speeds up the pace, but the black-and-white artwork, while realistic and finely detailed, remains frustratingly static; moody and atmospheric, it seems better suited to Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The shipboard details and contemporary accoutrements appear accurate and painstakingly researched, but the characters are sketchy and hard to distinguish behind the inky noir shadows and strained perspectives. Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    Pirates buried the gold long ago. Then they made a map. Jim Hawkins found it and was sorry. Because the map led to deadly trouble on Treasure Island.