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A new definitive edition of Stevenson's famous exploration of evil and greed. One of literature's most famous island stories, Treasure Island has inspired sequels, adaptations, illustrated editions and motion pictures. This edition offers a clean and corrected text and scholarly annotations where required, all wrapped up in a beautifully produced collector's volume. Key Features * Critical introduction * First edition (1883) of Treasure Island used as copy-text * Thorough explanatory notes * Textual Notes including a collation of the 1883 edition with the serial version of Treasure Island in Young Folks magazine

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748608379
ISBN-10: 0748608370
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 19-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. The storyline is faithful-perhaps too faithful-to the original text; presented mostly in dull boxes of first-person narration, it plods glacially for a full third of the work, until young Jim Hawkins finally boards the Hispaniola. His subsequent terrifying adventure certainly speeds up the pace, but the black-and-white artwork, while realistic and finely detailed, remains frustratingly static; moody and atmospheric, it seems better suited to Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The shipboard details and contemporary accoutrements appear accurate and painstakingly researched, but the characters are sketchy and hard to distinguish behind the inky noir shadows and strained perspectives. Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Robert Louis Stevenson

Wendy R. Katz is professor of English literature at Saint Mary's University, Canada.

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