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    Treasure Island (Collector's Library) (Hardback) By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by Sam Gilpin

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    DescriptionOriginally designed as a story for boys, but with great appeal for adult readers, Stevenson's novel is narrated by the teenage Jim Hawkins, who outwits a gang of murderous pirates led by Long John Silver.


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    Title
    Treasure Island
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Afterword by Sam Gilpin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 97 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904633440
    ISBN 10: 1904633447
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC21: 823.8
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR5486.A2
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CRW Publishing Limited
    Imprint name
    Collector's Library
    Publication date
    15 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cirencester
    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)