Treasure Island Annotated with Over 140 Illustrations

Treasure Island  Annotated with Over 140 Illustrations Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 490906902X
Year 2017-02-15
Pages
Language en
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* Nearly 450 annotations, over 300 of which are new and original with this edition. Complete and unabridged. Written to entertain his twelve year old step-son, Treasure Island has entertained millions for over a century. The story and illustrations for it have heavily shaped the pirate adventure genre and the popular image of pirates. Great care has been taken to refurbish the over 140 illustrations and decorations used in this edition.

Treasure Island with Over 140 Illustrations and Nearly 450 Annotations

Treasure Island  with Over 140 Illustrations and Nearly 450 Annotations Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 4909069003
Year 2016-12-09
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Language en
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Written to entertain his twelve year old step-son, Treasure Island has entertained millions for over a century. The story and illustrations for it have heavily shaped the pirate adventure genre and the popular image of pirates. Complete and unabridged with nearly 450 annotations, great care has been taken to refurbish the over 140 illustrations and decorations used in this edition. Please note, this edition of Treasure Island is ONLY the paperback. On Amazon Europe's website this book's page is mixed with numerous other versions of the book.

Flint and Silver

Flint and Silver Author John Drake
ISBN-10 9781416592754
Year 2009
Pages 359
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A captivating and original prequel to "Treasure Island" that will delight fans of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic as well as fans of those "other" pirates of the Caribbean.

The Annotated Treasure Island

The Annotated Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 193707501X
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher
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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."

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HN2F9Q
Year 1884
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Dead Man s Chest

Dead Man s Chest Author Roger L. Johnson
ISBN-10 0939837455
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Paradise Cay Publications
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Dead Man's Chest is a classic pirate yarn that begins with long John Silver's escape from the merchantman Hispaniola at Peurta Plata and culminates with the American Revolution more than a decade later. It describes in rich detail the unholy alliance formed between this soft-hearted cut-throut, his teenage nephew, David Noble, and the slaver-turned-merchant captain, John Paul Jones to retrieve a king's ransom of Spanish gold and jewels from Dead Man's Chest; the other two-thirds of the treasure described in Stevenson's novel, and the inspiration for the sailor's ballad by the same name. Dead Man's Chest explains how the Scottish fugitive John Paul Jones earned a naval commission. More importantly, the novel illuminates a hitherto unknown thirty-month period in John Paul's career. From November 1773 when he killed a mutineer to June 1775 when he received his naval commission in Philadelphia from Thomas Jefferson. Learn how the contract that he and John Silver made with the American founding fathers impacted the lives of the Colonists and ultimately helped win America's freedom from Mother England.

Skull and Bones

Skull and Bones Author John Drake
ISBN-10 9780007366149
Year 2010-05-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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The third in the rip-roaring adventure series of ‘Treasure Island’ prequels for fans of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and Flashman

Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight Author John Drake
ISBN-10 9780007332236
Year 2009-06-25
Pages 402
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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The second in the rip-roaring adventure series of ‘Treasure Island’ prequels for fans of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa Author Carol Strickland
ISBN-10 0740768727
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

On Photography

On Photography Author Susan Sontag
ISBN-10 9780241197547
Year 2014-12-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy Author Mark Mathabane
ISBN-10 0395858046
Year 1997-11-05
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
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A textbook reader for young adults features "Kaffir boy" by Mark Mathabane, plus short stories, poems, and essays designed to build reading comprehension.

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi Author Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN-10 0307430995
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chains

Chains Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1416998616
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.