Treasure Island, Paperback Book
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`Fifteen 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, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written. 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9781853261039

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Classic tale of Pirates and TreasureA pirate from Captain Flint’s ship who has Flint's treasure map stays at the Admiral Benbow Inn and when he dies Jim Hawkins (who becomes the cabin boy) finds the map and so begins the adventure. Sadly I’d never read this classic before although have seen a variety of adaptations. It’s a rollicking adventure tale that has had a massive impact on what we all think of when we think of pirates. Treasure maps marked with an X, parrots saying “pieces of eight”, 1 legged pirates (Long John Silver), the black spot etc etc. Although the language is a little dated it really doesn’t make the story any less readable.Overall – If your at all interested in pirates I think this is a must read!

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