But the influence is predominantly Stevenson's—the treasure map marked with
an X, the black spot, and the sea ... Editions of the novel with teaching guides (
such as the Enriched Classic Series edition of Treasure Island) as well as Web
Author: Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Although Robert Louis Stevenson was a late Victorian, his work--especially Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--still circulates energetically and internationally among popular and academic audiences and among young and old. Admired by Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, Stevenson’s fiction crosses the boundaries of genre and challenges narrow definitions of the modern and the postmodern. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides an introduction to the writer's life, a survey of the criticism of his work, and a variety of resources for the instructor. In part 2, "Approaches," thirty essays address such topics as Stevenson's dialogue with James about literature; his verse for children; his Scottish heritage; his wanderlust; his work as gothic fiction, as science fiction, as detective fiction; his critique of imperialism in the South Seas; his usefulness in the creative writing classroom; and how he encourages expansive thinking across texts, times, places, and lives.
gigantic claw hovering over the island. What a sad and fearful sight, and how
painful to the colonists, who, from a fertile domain covered with forests, irrigated
by watercourses, and enriched by the produce of their toils, found themselves, ...
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
This carefully crafted ebook: “Treasure Island + The Mysterious Island (2 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders. The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson." The book tells the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a rather unusual way – by hijacking a balloon! This is only the beginning of their adventures...
Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll and Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man’s dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Published in 1866, Jekyll and Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to Madame Bovary and Dead Souls as “a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction.” Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.
Moreover , it is a thrilling read : I wrote notes for the Enriched Classics edition (
1972 ) and know how popular the book was in the ... even more than for his
children's classics such as Treasure Island , Kidnapped , and The Master of
Author: Leonard R. N. Ashley
Publisher: National Book Network
This fourth book in Ashley's series traces the roots of the occult - devil worship, ritual killing, witchcraft, etc... throughout history. Written in reader-friendly but scholarly prose. Within these pages readers will find potions and charms, incantations and amulets. There are detailed descriptions of bloody rituals, the sensational black masses of France, the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and an introduction into the habits of werewolves and vampire
I can remember spending many a moment as a little boy near the old iron stove ,
keeping my body warm as I enriched my mind and imagination with the classical
adventures of great discoveries : Robert Louis Stevenson ' s Treasure Island ...
Author: Ralph A. Diorio
Publisher: Galilee Trade
A Roman Catholic priest discusses his special gift of healing and reflects on his unique ministry that emphasizes physical, mental, and spiritual healing
ENRICHED CLASSICS SERIES The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • Mark
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ... Urbervilles • Thomas Hardy Treasure
Island • Robert Louis Stevenson Vanity Fair · William Makepeace Thackeray War
Author: Stephen Crane
The finest literature in the world is now accessible to new readers!
Yours might be Peter Pan , or Treasure Island , or Heidi , or The Wizard of Oz .
We found some of these books on library shelves ; some came to us in gift
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Publisher: Smithmark Pub
Illustrations featuring the Muppet Babies accompany retellings of favorite children's stories, including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Treasure Island," "The Jungle Book," "Hans Brinker," "Robin Hood," "The Wizard of Oz," and "Peter Pan."