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a timeless masterpiece,
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This review is from: Treasure Island (Penguin Popular Classics) (Paperback)
This book is the axis around ehich all other pirate stories must rotate. A tale of high adventure, vicious skullduggery and exuberant swashbuckling on the high seas. It has so embedded itself into the English language and popular imagination that no-one can read it, even for the first time, without a fond wave of nostalgia passing over them. 'Shiver me timbers!' 'Pieces of eight!' 'Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!' What more needs to be said? Entertainment of the highest order.