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Following the demise of bloodthirsty Buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a hosts of villains, wild beasts, and deadly savages stand between him and the stash o...more
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جزيرة الكنز من اروع الأعمال الأدبية التي قرأتها على الأطلاق , وهي على الأغلب اكثر قصة قراصنة مشهورة على الاطلاق . هي قصة خرجت عن النمطية المعتادة
قصة للكاتب الاسكتلندي روبرت لويس ستيفنسون . نشرت عام 1883 ونشرت كحلقات للأطفال ايضًا
ستجد نفسك لا شعوريًا منغمس مع الفتى جيم هوكنز ومغامرته
تلك المغامرة التي نالت اعجاب اطفال "زمن الطيبين" قديمًا و يمكنني القول انها ستعجب اطفال وافراد هذا الزمن !
تروى القصة على لسان جيم هوكنز , حين كان في ال15 ...more
This is the iconic novel about pirates that it stands as the best example in this topic and easily one of the most adapted to other media novels in any genre.
I can remember having watched several adaptations, live action films, animated movies, even an animated film using animals as the characters, there is the Muppets' one, a Japanese anime TV series, an European mini-series taking the story to outer space starring Anthony Quinn, the animated remake of that versio ...more
كان بورخيس يعد ستيفنسون أحد كتابه المفضلين، وروبرت لويس ستيفنسون هو صاحب الروايتين المشهورتين جدا ً (جزيرة الكنز) و(الحالة الغريبة للدكتور جيكل والمستر هايد)، الرواية الأولى مشهورة جدا ً عربيا ً، ويعود ذلك إلى أن الرواية حولت على يد المخرج الياباني (أوسامو ديزاكي) إلى مسلسل رسومي مبهر بعنوان (Takarajima)، دبلج هذا المسلسل إلى اللغة العربية وعرض في الثمانينات، وكان أحد أجمل المسلسلات التي تابعتها في طفولتي، وأظن أنه أثر وأمتع جيل كامل قبل أن تفقد الأفلام الرسومية القصة والإنسان، وتصبح ...more
A young boy named Jim Hawkins got his hands on a map showing the location of a buried pirate treasure - by a pure accident. A group of people is ready to go on a treasure hunt, but their plans are about ...more
“Fifteen men on the dead man's chest—Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
This book started many well-known sayings, nods and tributes towards pirates and the sea life - the love pirates have of rum, Long John Silver, treasure maps with the X marking the spot, the bird on the shoulder of the pirate, some of the songs...it all had to start somewhere, and apparently Treasure Island hit the spot.
It's filled with well-rounded, enjoyable characters - Jim as the main, a mere child, was easy to en ...more
I really love pirates… even though I try to ignore the fact that they’re dirty, rapists, murderers, alcoholics, thieves… aaah many bad things but still, I like the concept so here I am reading this book. Since it’s summer I tend to go towards these stories. One of my wishes is to become a pirate for a determinate amount of time. I’d love to sail away for a while with Jack Sparrow… I know, who doesn’t love Jack Sparrow? *daydreams*
After reading… and reading… and reading some ...more
This classic adventure story begins with an unpleasant guest at the Admiral Benbow Inn who the young and courageous Jim Hawkins overhears telling dreadful stories of hangings....walking the plank....storms at sea, and an evil place called Skeleton Island.
But lo and behold....when you meet the mutinous crew of the Hispaniola and Long John Silver himself with his two hundred year old feathery sidekick Dr...more
There's nothing wrong with an escapist yarn, but a good one keeps you riveted wi ...more
1) There's tons of tropes! We understand that this is pretty much what Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ripped off, making tons of money off of this adventurous classic, including but not limited to: rampant alcoholism; a code of honor; castaways (at sea or in land); shipwrecks (new and ancient); treason (group and individual) & double crosses; mutiny, hostages, captures and shocking escapes; strangers appearing from the mist & pirate flag ...more
The CCLaP 100: In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called "classics," then write essays on whether or not they deserve the label
Essay #32: Treasure Island (1883), by Robert Louis Stevenson
The story in a nutshell:
Inspired by a doodle from his step-son and originally written as a rainy-day ...more
I didn't realise the movie Goonies was so heavily influenced by Treasure Island....I loved that movie. The adventure, the danger, the pirates, the rich stuff, Chunk.....it was brilliant.
Reading this book made me want to; pull out Goonies and watch it again, travel on a boat to a ...more
عنوان: جزیره گنج؛ نویسنده: رابرت لوئیس (لوئیز) استیونسون (استیونسن)؛ مترجم: هاجر تربیت؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه، چاپ دوم 1343، در 278 ص؛
مترجم: اردشیر نیکپور؛ تهران، گوتنبرگ، چاپ دوم 1351، در 364 ص؛ موضوع: داستان کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 19 م
مترجمها: حسین دستوم؛ یوسف فرخ؛ عباس کرمی فر؛ پرویز نجم الدینی؛ محسن سلیمانی؛ امیرمهدی مراد حاصل؛ صفورا کلهر؛ احمد کسایی پور؛ سپهر شهلایی؛ علی اکبری؛ علیرضا نعمتی؛ محمدرضا جعفری؛ نعیمه ظاهری؛ آرمین هدایتی؛ مهسا طاهریا ...more
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Awesomeness level: 5/5
Read: December, 15, 2009
Status: Will defiantly read again
This book was amazing. I was totally blown away by it--the wonderful adventure story filled my head to the brim with a sense of awe and excitement I can't quite explain. Reading this fabulous book makes me connect with the movie even more...The Disney movie called "Treasure Planet" instead of "Treasure Island". But I will tell you about that later. For now, ...more
my dad acting out the different voices....he was very good as Long Joh ...more
Shiver me timbers! I wonder what Robert Louis Stevenson would think of Captain Jack Sparrow? Because a lot of Jack Sparrow’s DNA can be found in Treasure Island. I choose to think that Stevenson would be delighted by how influential his book had been.
This is a book that I never was interested in as a kid—pirates just didn’t appeal to me, I guess. But I was missing a pretty good yarn and I’m glad I was finally inspired to read it as an adult. ...more
But I remember it better than some people, as I discovered when I posed what I thought was the easiest Quiz question in the world. Apparently, not everyone is sure how many men there are on a dead man's chest...
Despite this distraction (and yes, I loved the Muppet version of the story), I was able to get into the story for its own sake. I found the first person narration by Jim the best part of the book because of the perspective it gave the whole adventure - after all, Jim's in it for the glory, as a boy would be, ...more
"Fifteen men on a dead man's chest;
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest:
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!"
"Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"
I came to first of Treasure Island from a Mickey Mouse story, with Mickey in the role of Jim Hawkins, Captain Hook in the role of Long John Silver, Gyro Gearloose in the role of the doctor and Goofy in the role of Ben Gunn. At that time, I never knew this novel existed! Later on, after I had read the original and loved it, I ha ...more
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Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is o ...more