Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1915
Genre: Pirates
ISBN: HARVARD:HN2UGI

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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Treasure Islands

Treasure Islands
Author: Nicholas Shaxson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2011-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781446450147

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WITH NEW AND UPDATED MATERIAL Billionaire Warren Buffet, currently the third wealthiest man in the world, paid the lowest rate of tax among his office staff, including his receptionist. In 2006 the world's three biggest banana companies did nearly £400 million worth of business in Britain but paid just £128,000 in tax between them. In January 2009, US law enforcement fined Lloyds TSB $350 million after it admitted secretly channelling Iranian and Sudanese money into the US banking system. Tax havens are the most important single reason why poor people and poor countries stay poor. They lie at the very heart of the global economy, with over half the world trade processed through them. They have been instrumental in nearly every major economic event, in every big financial scandal, and in every financial crisis since the 1970s, including the latest global economic downturn. In Treasure Islands, Nicholas Shaxson shows how this happened, and what this means for you.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Author: Sara Levine
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-12-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781609459147

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A young slacker decides to live her life according to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure: “A rollicking tale, shameless, funny and intelligent” (The New York Times). When a college graduate with a history of hapless jobs (ice cream scooper, gift wrapper, laziest ever part-time clerk at The Pet Library) reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island, she is dumbstruck by the timid design of her life. When had she ever dreamed a scheme? When had she ever done a foolish, overbold act? When had she ever, like Jim Hawkins, broken from her friends, raced for the beach, stolen a boat, killed a man, and eliminated an obstacle that stood in the way of her getting a hunk of gold? Convinced that Stevenson’s book is cosmically intended for her, she redesigns her life according to its Core Values: boldness, resolution, independence, and horn-blowing. Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a hostile Amazon parrot that refuses to follow the script, our heroine embarks on a domestic adventure more frightening than anything she’d originally planned. Treasure Island!!! is the story of a ferocious obsession, told by an original voice—“insane, hilarious, and irreverent” (Alice Sebold). “Highly original . . . will keep you entertained in spite of (or more accurately, because of) its toxic narrator.” —Library Journal “A hoot.” —Kirkus Reviews

Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Author: Lisa Norby
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2010-11-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780307771636

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Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas—an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers from honest young Jim Hawkins to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain, Long John Silver; the merry unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy lust for gold cannot help but win the heart of every one who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure. Since its publication in 1883, Treasure Island has provided an enduring literary model for such eminent writers as Anthony Hope, Graham Greene, and Jorge Luis Borges. As David Daiches wrote: “Robert Louis Stevenson transformed the Victorian boys’ adventure into a classic of its kind.”

Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Usborne Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0746080158

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An innkeeper's son finds a treasure map that leads him to a pirate's fortune.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island
Author: Nicolas Billon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2017-04-17
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1552453502

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When Jim Hawkins finds the map to a legendary treasure, he embarks on a perilous voyage to claim it. His journey leads him to uncover a pirate mutiny, a chance meeting with a marooned misfit and ultimately to the discovery of what kind of person he wants to be. Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved coming-of-age adventure story is given a bold new stage adaptation by Governor General's Award winning playwright Nicolas Billon.

The Annotated Treasure Island

The Annotated Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Pirates
ISBN: 193707501X

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First published as a serialized children's story in 1881-1882, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island has become an enduring classic. It has all the elements of a great adventure story: a plot full of twists and turns, an escalating sense of treachery and impending disaster, and a quintessential villain. Teenager Jim Hawkins finds a map titled "Treasure Island" in the belongings of a stricken lodger at the Admiral Benbow Inn in 1750s England. He soon finds himself aboard the schooner Hispaniola with a crew of disguised pirates headed to the Caribbean on a quest to find buried treasure. Long John Silver, the peg-legged cook, is the leader of this wretched crew. He is both engaging and ruthless, feared by even his barbarous accomplices, and a shape-shifter, pretending to be Jim's good friend and enemy, secretly plotting a mutiny. When mutiny begins, Jim must save the day. This beloved adventure story is pure fiction--but fiction well grounded in historical and geographical reality. In The Annotated Treasure Island, editor and researcher Simon Barker-Benfield meticulously and lovingly annotates this voyage, offering crucial factual information, a sociopolitical context, and clear technical explanations that bring you closer to the action. Lavishly illustrated with pictures of nautical equipment, parts of ships, and period maps, The Annotated Treasure Island brings the seafaring vernacular to life. You'll learn about "blocks," "backstays," and "shrouds." And you'll see Jim and the crew handle the Hispaniola, whether it's the "simple" chore of raising the anchor--which in a similar, real vessel could require three hours'-worth of hauling in a very slimy cable six inches at a time--or the difficulty and meaning of "warping" and "putting a man in the chains" in order to take depth soundings. The story illustrations by Louis Rhead (1857-1926) deftly draw out the escalating dramatic tension. Would all the risk and hardship have been worth it? Just how much treasure was the crew after? What could one have bought with 700,000 pounds sterling in the 1700s? Even that question is answered in this newly annotated edition: it would have been enough to buy and outfit a fleet of eleven 104-gun battleships of the period. Seven hundred thousand pounds sterling was serious money, enough money that some men would do almost anything to get it.

The Curse of Treasure Island

The Curse of Treasure Island
Author: Francis Bryan
Publsiher: NAL
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2003
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 045120879X

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In 1883, Treasure Island established Robert Louis Stevenson's literary reputation and brought him instant fame. Its characters gained a permanent place in popular culture, especially the memorable one-legged rascal Long John Silver and his parrot, Cap'n Flint, squawking, "Pieces of Eight!" Now Francis Bryan gives due homage to the immortal original with this thrilling sequel. It is ten years since the Hispaniola sailed with its hoard of gold from Treasure Island. Now twenty-four, Jim Hawkins is doing well as a boastful local hero. Life is comfortable, if not too exciting -- until a beautiful young woman in distress appears. Smitten, Jim is soon led into some very rough waters. With no alternative, he returns to "that accursed island," where his comrades marooned three mutinous pirates a decade earlier, and learns the fate of Joseph Tait -- the most murderous buccaneer of them all.... Book jacket.