This action-packed adventure established the classic pirate story as it was written for more than a century afterward, and it made the literary reputation of its young author, Robert Louis Stevenson.Climb aboard for the swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Treasure Islandhas enthralled (and caused slight seasickness) for decades. The names Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are destined to remain pieces of folklore for as long as children want to read Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous book. With it's dastardly plot and motley crew of rogues and villains, it seems unlikely that children will ever say no to this timeless classic. --Naomi Gesinger
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About Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a "boys' novel" and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilary Mantel, and Seamus Heaney. A sequel, Catriona, was published in 1893. The novel is set...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Tablet and e-reader formatted
Original & Unabridged Edition
Author Biography included
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck"...
James Matthew Barrie's "Peter Pan" is considered one of the greatest fantasy tales ever written. It is the story of a boy who wouldn't grow up. Follow Peter Pan with Wendy to Neverland and share in their adventures with the lost boys, Tinker Bell and the evil Captain Hook. Originally performed as a play in 1904, "Peter Pan" is presented here in the book format that was subsequently written and published by Barrie following the success of his play.
A pioneer in the genre of science fiction writing, Jules Verne possessed an uncanny ability to imagine — often with startling accuracy — the future possibilities of science. In this classic novel, first published in 1864, the author introduces readers to Otto Lidenbrock, a professor of geology who ventures into a fantastical world within an extinct Icelandic volcano. Verne's vivid imagination and masterful storytelling ability has made this book a popular choice among readers for more than 140 years. This version is believed to be the most faithful rendition into English of this classic...
Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the fiery tropic seas—an unforgettable tale of treachery that embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers from honest young Jim Hawkins to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands to evil incarnate, blind Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil, as embodied by that hero-villain, Long John Silver; the merry unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy lust for gold cannot help but win the heart of every one who ever longed for romance, treasure, and adventure.
Since its publication in 1883, Treasure...
The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen...
A majestic horse endures mistreatment and neglect before being reunited with his friends.A horse is a horse of course unless of course the horse is Black Beauty. Animal-loving children have been devoted to Black Beauty throughout this century, and no doubt will continue through the next. Although Anna Sewell's classic paints a clear picture of turn-of-the-century London, its message is universal and timeless: animals will serve humans well if they are treated with consideration and kindness. Black Beauty tells the story of the horse's own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a...
The lure of hidden treasure draws young Jim Hawkins from his secure surroundings to seek an exotic life of travel and adventure. Yet as he comes to a realization of his perilous situation, he finds he must rely on his wits and luck to survive, and that to become a man, he must answer the calls of competing loyalties. Robert Louis Stevenson's most endearing novel, Treasure Island is a gripping tale of greed, danger, and adventure on the high seas.
This edition features an original foreword by Ashley Carlson, PhD, as well as illustrations by famed American artist N.C. Wyeth. Additional titles...
This edition includes 10 illustrations. Along with his novels Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped holds a special place in the literary canon. Originally conceived as an adventure story for boys, Kidnapped has been widely admired by notable authors like Henry James since its 1886 publication. Told from the first-person by the young hero David Balfour, an orphan afflicted with a dastardly uncle, Kidnapped is also a work of historical fiction, set during the Appin Murder and the Jacobite Risings, and it comes loaded with a...
The Princess and the Goblin is a classic children's fantasy novel. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation. As always with George MacDonald, everything here is more than meets the eye: this in fact is MacDonald's grace-filled vision of the world. Said to be one of J.R.R. Tolkien's childhood favorites, The Princess and the Goblin is the story of the young Princess Irene, her good friend Curdie--a minor's son--and Irene's mysterious and beautiful great great grandmother, who lives in a secret room at the top of the castle stairs. Filled with images of...