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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RTreasure Island&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RRobert Louis Stevenson&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
• New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars • Biographies of the authors • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events • Footnotes and endnotes • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work • Comments by other famous authors • Study questions to challenge the readers viewpoints and expectations • Bibliographies for further reading • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate

All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RThe most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” &&LI&&RTreasure Island&&L/I&&R has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure Island, where the fabled pirate booty is buried; honest Captain Smollett, heroic Dr. Livesey, and the good-hearted but obtuse Squire Trelawney, who help Jim on his quest for the treasure; the frightening Blind Pew, double-dealing Israel Hands, and seemingly mad Ben Gunn, buccaneers of varying shades of menace; and, of course, garrulous, affable, ambiguous Long John Silver, who is one moment a friendly, laughing, one-legged sea-cook . . .and the next a dangerous pirate leader!&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThe unexpected and complex relationship that develops between Silver and Jim helps transform what seems at first to be a simple, rip-roaring adventure story into a deeply moving study of a boy’s growth into manhood, as he learns hard lessons about friendship, loyalty, courage and honor—and the uncertain meaning of good and evil.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RAngus Fletcher&&L/B&&R is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and is the author of &&LI&&RAllegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode&&L/I&&R, &&LI&&RColors of the Mind&&L/I&&R, and &&LI&&RA New Theory for American Poetry&&L/I&&R, among other books. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2005
March 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Barnes & Noble Classics
SELLER
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
SIZE
3.8
MB

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