History Literature / TreasureIsland

7th Dec '17 4:56:50 PM nombretomado
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Although originally published chapter-by-chapter in a magazine, when published as a book it became very popular, the British Prime Minister Gladstone staying up until two in the morning to finish it. It is also the ultimate inspiration for all the subsequent pirate {{movies}} and other {{novels}}, down to ''Pirates of The Caribbean''. Many of them include a ShoutOut to ''Treasure Island''. E.g., in ''Literature/PeterPan'', it is said that Captain Hook was the only man Long John Silver ever feared, while ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' features the "Black Spot" (in a flashier form) and the song quoted at the beginning of this entry.

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Although originally published chapter-by-chapter in a magazine, when published as a book it became very popular, the British Prime Minister Gladstone staying up until two in the morning to finish it. It is also the ultimate inspiration for all the subsequent pirate {{movies}} and other {{novels}}, {{novel}}s, down to ''Pirates of The Caribbean''. Many of them include a ShoutOut to ''Treasure Island''. E.g., in ''Literature/PeterPan'', it is said that Captain Hook was the only man Long John Silver ever feared, while ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' features the "Black Spot" (in a flashier form) and the song quoted at the beginning of this entry.
28th Nov '17 11:29:58 AM ClintEastwood
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'' (1993) - UK FunnyAnimal InNameOnly animated series with Jim as a puppy (voiced by Dawn French) and Silver as a fox (voiced by Creator/RichardEGrant).Many will recognise the cast members, especially Creator/HughLaurie playing Squire Trelawney as a member of [[Series/BlackAdder the George family]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'' (1993) - UK FunnyAnimal InNameOnly animated series with Jim as a puppy (voiced by Dawn French) and Silver as a fox (voiced by Creator/RichardEGrant). Many will recognise the cast members, especially Creator/HughLaurie playing Squire Trelawney as a member of [[Series/BlackAdder the George family]].
28th Aug '17 11:52:48 AM CaptainPedant
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** Silver is so badass he even gets boasts by proxy.
---> '''Israel Hands:''' A lion's nothing alongside of Long John! I seen him grapple four and knock their heads together--him unarmed.
19th Aug '17 9:46:34 PM JakesBrain
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--> '''Silver:''' There was some that was feared of [[AxCrazy Pew]], and some that was feared of [[TheDreaded Flint]]; but Flint his own self was feared of ''me.'' Feared he was, and proud."

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--> '''Silver:''' There was some that was feared of [[AxCrazy Pew]], and some that was feared of [[TheDreaded Flint]]; but Flint his own self was feared of ''me.'' Feared he was, and proud."



** There is apparently an upside to possessing a mutilated Bible, which Silver touches on briefly: you can swear on it to tell the truth, and then lie without fear of the consequences.



* FreudianTrio: Sq. Trelawney is the Id, Cpt. Smallet is the Ego, Dr. Livesey is the Superego.
* GenreBlind: Crewing out a ship for a secret mission in search of buried treasure, the characters hire a one-legged, tattooed old sea-dog with a Bristol accent and a parrot. But then, [[UnbuiltTrope the book was what made all these traits stock attributes of pirates in the first place.]] Jim Hawkins still might have known better since he was specifically warned by Billy Bones to beware of "a one-legged sea-faring man"-- they just [[IdiotBall decide he couldn't possibly have meant this particular one-legged sea-faring man]] (but then again, considering England's history in naval warfare, there's probably a lot of ex-sailors with one leg limping around).
* GoodIsNotNice: Cpt. Smollett delivers a blunt assessment of his displeasure over the crew, expecting to be dismissed. Jim dislikes him from the beginning, and Trelawney comments on finding his behaviour "downright un-English," however they soon discover that he was quite right, and he leads the party's resistance for most of the story.

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* FreudianTrio: Sq. Squire Trelawney is the Id, Cpt. Smallet Captain Smollett is the Ego, Dr. Livesey is the Superego.
* GenreBlind: Crewing out a ship for a secret mission in search of buried treasure, the characters hire a one-legged, tattooed old sea-dog with a Bristol accent and a parrot. But then, [[UnbuiltTrope the book was what made all these traits stock attributes of pirates in the first place.]] Jim Hawkins still might have known better since he was specifically warned by Billy Bones to beware of "a one-legged sea-faring man"-- man" -- they just [[IdiotBall decide he couldn't possibly have meant this particular one-legged sea-faring man]] (but then again, considering England's history in naval warfare, there's probably a lot of ex-sailors with one leg limping around).
* GoodIsNotNice: Cpt. Smollett delivers a blunt assessment of his displeasure over the crew, expecting to be dismissed. Jim dislikes him from the beginning, and Trelawney comments on finding his behaviour "downright un-English," un-English;" however they soon discover that he was quite right, and he leads the party's resistance for most of the story.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The death of Mr. Arrow, who apparently fell overboard one night in a drunken stupor. In most adaptations that includes this incident, a scene is shown of Silver slipping him rum so that he would be drunk all the time and no one would inquire into his death too much.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The death of Mr. Arrow, who apparently fell overboard one night in a drunken stupor. In most adaptations that includes include this incident, a scene is shown of Silver blatantly slipping him rum so that he would be drunk all the time and no one would inquire into his death too much.much; in the book, Jim merely guesses (from overhearing Silver casually mention that he has a key for the keg) that this is what happened.



* SwitchingPOV: For practical reasons, we switch to the doctor when important events occur that Jim didn't witness.

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* SwitchingPOV: For practical reasons, we switch to the doctor picks up the narration when important events occur that Jim didn't witness.
1st Jul '17 7:14:27 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* BadassCrew: The crew of the ''Walrus'' prior to the events of the novel. With Flint as captain, Billy Bones as first mate, Long John Silver as quartermaster, and seamen such as Israel Hands, Ben Gunn, and Pew, it's no wonder they were able to amass such a huge horde of treasure.



%% * PosthumousCharacter: Captain Flint.

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%% * PosthumousCharacter: Captain Flint.Flint, who died prior to the events of the novel but whose actions are central to the plot.
7th Jun '17 9:43:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CatchPhrase: Silver had quite a few, including "You may lay to that!
" ("You may depend on that"), "By the Powers"[=/=]"By the living thunder", and of course the immortal "Shiver my timbers!"

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* CatchPhrase: Silver had quite a few, including "You may lay to that!
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that!" ("You may depend on that"), "By the Powers"[=/=]"By the living thunder", and of course the immortal "Shiver my timbers!"
4th Jun '17 3:40:18 AM megarotic
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* CatchPhrase: Silver had quite a few, including "You may lay to that!" ("You may depend on that!"), "By the Powers"[=/=]"By the living thunder", and of course the immortal "Shiver me timbers!"

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* CatchPhrase: Silver had quite a few, including "You may lay to that!" that!
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("You may depend on that!"), that"), "By the Powers"[=/=]"By the living thunder", and of course the immortal "Shiver me my timbers!"
29th May '17 5:44:20 AM megarotic
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* CatchPhrase: Silver had quite a few, including "You may lay to that!" ("You may depend on that!"), "By the Powers"[=/=]"By the living thunder", and of course the immortal "Shiver me timbers!"
27th Apr '17 11:05:30 AM Golondrina
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* ''Treasure Island'' (1972) - Starring OrsonWelles as Long John Silver.

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* ''Treasure Island'' (1972) - Starring OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles as Long John Silver.
17th Apr '17 6:58:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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%% * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Squire Trelawney, in keeping with his UpperClassTwit status.


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Squire Trelawney, in keeping with his UpperClassTwit status, unknowingly hires a bunch of pirates to sail his treasure-hunting vessel.
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