Robert Louis Stevenson Poet, novelist, and travel writer.
Born: November 13th 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Died: December 3rd 1894 in Vailima, Samoa at age 44.
Works…. Novels: Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, A Tale of the Two Roses, Prince Otto, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, The Wrong Box, The Wrecker, Catriona, St. Ives: being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England, Weir of Hermiston, The Ebb-Tide Poems: A Child’s Garden of Verses, Underwoods, Ticonderoga: A lengend of the West Highlands, Ballads, Songs of Travel and Other Verses Short stories: A Lodging for the Night, The Sire De Male’troits Door, An Old Song, Edifying Letters of the Rutherford Family, Later-day Arabian Nights, Providence and the Guitar, The Pavilion on the Links, The Story of a Lie, The Merry Men, The Body Snatcher, Markheim, Will O’ the Mill, Thrawn Janet, Olalla, The Treasure of Franchard, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Misadventures of John Nickolson: A Christmas Story, The Bottle Imp, The Beach of Falesa’, The Isle of Voices Travel Writings: An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Ce’vennes, The Silverade Squatters, Across the Plains, The Amateur Emigrant, The old and New Pacific Capitals, Essays of Travel.
Treasure Island Summary: The story is told in the first person by Jim Hawkins. A old sea dog comes to Jim’s inn one day, apparently intending to finish his life there. He hires Jim to keep a watch out for other sailors, but despite all precautions, he is hunted out and served with the black spot(death). Jim and his mother barely escape death when Blind Pew, Black Dog, and other pirates descend on the inn in search of the sea dog’s papers. Jim snatches up a packet of papers to square the sailor’s debt. The packet contained a map showing the location of the pirate Flint’s buried treasure, which Jim, Doctor Livesey, and Squire Trelawney were determine to find. Their crew includes one-legged Long John Silver, a pirate also in search of the treasure. Jim, hidden in an apple barrel, overhears the plans of the crew to mutiny, and he warns his comrades. The battle between the pirates and Jim’s party is an exciting and bloody one, taking place both on the island and aboard ship. Jim escapes from the ship, discovers a marooned sailor, Ben Gunn, who has already found the treasure. Then finally, they get safely aboard the ship with the treasure.
Treasure Island Continued…. Characters: Jim Hawkins, Benn Gunn, Blind Pew, Black Dog, John Silver, Doctor Livesey, Squire Trelawney Settings: Jim’s Mother’s Inn, Pirate ship, Island. Critique: The book was fun, but nothing I would go out and find and read. It wasn’t complicated and technical, just enjoyable.
Kidnapped Summary: In the book Kidnapped David’s parents die, so he went to live with his uncle. His uncle sent him away on a ship so he wouldn’t be able to get the estate, since his dad died he was supposed to get the estate that his uncle was living at. His uncle sends him away on a ship and he lands on a island, and met up with Alan. He met the “Red Fox” who ended up being a lawyer and towards the end, he takes two-thirds of his uncles estate and becomes a lawyer.
Kidnapped Continued… Characters: David Balfour , Alan Breck Stewart, Ebenezer Balfour Setting: Scotland during the Summer. Critique: The book was very good and interesting.
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