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Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson , narrating a tale of " buccaneers and buried gold. Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. It was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks from through under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola , credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North". An old sailor named Billy Bones comes to lodge at the Admiral Benbow Inn on the West English coast during the midth-century, paying the innkeeper's son, Jim Hawkins, a few pennies to keep a lookout for "a one-legged seafaring man. After running the stranger off in a violent fight, the drunken Billy has a stroke and tells Jim that his former shipmates covet his map to buried treasure. An evil blind man named Pew visits to give Billy "the black spot" as a summons to share the treasure map, so Billy has another stroke and dies.

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According to The Adventures of Ben Gunn , his first name was Nic, he was surgeon on Flint's crew, and Ben Gunn was his servant and friend from back home. Job Anderson: The ship's boatswain and one of the leaders of the mutiny.

He participates in the storming of the blockhouse and is killed by Gray while attacking Jim. One of Flint's old pirate hands though this is never stated. Along with Hands and Merry, he tipped a Black Spot on Silver and forced Silver to start the mutiny before the treasure was found. Arrow: The first mate of the Hispaniola. He is an alcoholic and is useless as a first mate. He disappears before they get to the island and his position is filled by Job Anderson. Silver had secretly given Mr.

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Arrow alcohol and he fell drunkenly overboard on a stormy night. He is spotted by Jim in Silver's tavern and slips out to be chased by two of Silver's men in order to maintain the ruse that Silver and his men are not associated with him. Two fingers are missing from his left hand. Dance: Chief revenue officer titled: Supervisor who ascends with his men upon the Admiral Benbow, driving out the pirates, and saving Jim Hawkins and his mother.

He then takes Hawkins to see the squire and the doctor.

Dogger: One of Mr. Dance's associates, who doubles Hawkins on his horse to the squire's house. After robbing and looting towns and ships among the Spanish Main , in August , he took six of his own crew onto Treasure Island.

After building a stockade and burying the bulk of his looted treasure, he killed all six men. In July , he died at Savannah, Georgia, of cyanosis , caused by drinking too much rum. While dying, he gives his treasure map to Billy Bones. Long John Silver's parrot is named after Captain Flint.

Several members of his crew figure in the story.

Abraham Gray: A ship's carpenter on the Hispaniola. He is almost incited to mutiny but remains loyal to the Squire's side when asked to do so by Captain Smollett. He saves Hawkins' life by killing Job Anderson during an attack on the stockade, and he helps shoot the mutineers at the rifled treasure cache.

He later escapes the island together with Jim Hawkins, Dr. He spends his part of the treasure on his education, marries, and becomes part owner of a full-rigged ship. Benjamin "Ben" Gunn : A former member of Flint's crew who became half insane after being marooned for three years on Treasure Island, having convinced another ship's crew that he was capable of finding Flint's treasure.

Helps Jim by giving him the location of his homemade boat and kills two of the mutineers. After Dr. Livesey gives him what he most craves cheese , Gunn reveals that he has found the treasure.

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Israel Hands : The ship's coxswain and Flint's old gunner. He is killed on the Hispaniola by Jim Hawkins when he tries to murder him.

Hawkins: The parents of Jim Hawkins. Hawkins dies shortly after the beginning of the story.

John Hunter: The other manservant of Squire Trelawney. He also accompanies him to the island but is later knocked unconscious at an attack on the stockade. He dies of his injuries while unconscious. Blind Pew: A vicious, deadly, and sinister blind beggar who served as a member of Flint's crew. Despite his blindness, he proves to be a dangerous fighter and can even be considered a ringleader amongst his fellow crewmen.

He is the second messenger to approach Billy Bones and the one to deliver the Black Spot. He is trampled to death by the horses of revenue officers riding to assist Jim and his mother after the raid on their inn.

Stevenson avoided predictability by making the two most fearsome characters a blind man and an amputee. Stevenson's novel Kidnapped also features a dangerous blind man.

John: A mutineer who is injured while trying to storm the blockhouse. He is later shown with a bandaged head and ends up being killed at the rifled treasure cache.

Dick Johnson: The youngest of the mutineers, who has a Bible. The pirates use one of its pages to make a Black Spot for Silver, only to have him predict bad luck on Dick for sacrilege. Soon becoming mortally ill with malaria , Dick ends up being marooned on the island after the deaths of George Merry and John.

Richard Joyce: One of the manservants of Squire Trelawney, he accompanies him to the island. He is shot through the head and killed by a mutineer during an attack on the stockade. George Merry: A mutinous and hostile member of Silver's crew, who disobeys orders and occasionally challenges Silver's authority.

He launches the mutiny prematurely, forcing Long John to flee to the island with Jim as an improvised hostage. With Anderson and Hands, he forces Silver to attack the blockhouse instead of waiting for the treasure to be found. Later killed at the empty cache just as he is about to kill both Silver and Hawkins.

Tom Morgan: An ex-pirate from Flint's old crew. He ends up marooned on the island with Dick and one other mutineer. O'Brien: A mutineer who survives the attack on the boathouse and escapes. He is later killed by Israel Hands in a drunken fight on the Hispaniola.

Tom Redruth: The gamekeeper of Squire Trelawney, he accompanies the Squire to the island but is shot and killed by the mutineers during an attack on the stockade. Includes 8 pages of advertisements dated with the code "5R Additional pictures available upon inquiry Size: 7. Item Type: Book. The text block is bright and unmarked, except for three small pencil marks at the bottom margin of the last page of the advertisements.

The book is bound in the original green silk with the title on the spine in bright gilt in the same format as the First Edition. Very uncommon in the original cloth. The top corners remain sharp with slight wear at the tips. The bottom corners have been bumped the front more than the rear and show wear, but are not worn through.

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There is a slight lean to the book. The front hinge is shaken, mainly because the front paste down has torn revealing the super or mull underneath. The rear hinge is strong. The binding is broken exposing the super, but still holding at the beginning and end of signature F.

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