Treasure Island: Spanish & English Robert Louis Stevenson
When you want to read Treasure Island in both Spanish and English, there’s a great option: bilingual books!
Reading bilingual books and inferring the vocabulary and grammar is a far superior method of language learning than traditional memorization.
It is also much less painful.
Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold”.
Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer.
His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world.
“For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed.
From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle,
the nevel creates scenes and characters that have firetd the imaginations of generations of readers.
Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil –
but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring.
Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton,
‘the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.
‘ G. S. Fraser terms it ‘an utterly original book’ and goes on to write:
‘There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.’