History Literature / TreasureIsland

7th May '18 4:52:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Takarajima'' (1978) - A 26-episode TV anime series, produced by Creator/TMSEntertainment and directed by OsamuDezaki.

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* ''Takarajima'' (1978) - A 26-episode TV anime series, produced by Creator/TMSEntertainment and directed by OsamuDezaki.Creator/OsamuDezaki.
5th Apr '18 11:44:41 AM Thorion
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: With the trope YearX giving the year as "17--" and the mentioning of King George not clarifying which King George it is, the setting could be anywhere from 1714 to 1799.
1st Feb '18 4:52:54 PM DivergentGosling
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* ArcNumber: Number three is used several times throughout the novel. "Admiral Benbow" is visited three times by the pirates: first its Black Dog, then Blind Pew, and then Pew and Dog with the rest of their gang; there are three major adult characters and Jim's friends: Dr.Livesey, Squire Trelawney and Captain Smollett; as their evil counterpart there are three major mutineers: John Silver, Israel Hands and George Merry; Squire takes on the journey three of his servants (all of whom end up dead); there are three secret locations on the island where Flint hid his treasure, as indicated by the map; there are three major mountain tops on Treasure Island (named respectively after three types of masts); the "pointing arrow", which shows direction to the treasure is situated near three big trees; Ben Gunn spent three years marooned on the island; all the major action on the island takes three (and a half) days; at the end there are three surviving pirates left on the island; Ben Gunn spent all of his share in three weeks.

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* ArcNumber: Number three is used several times throughout the novel. "Admiral Benbow" is visited three times by the pirates: first its Black Dog, then Blind Pew, and then Pew and Dog with the rest of their gang; there are three major adult characters and Jim's friends: Dr.Livesey, Squire Trelawney and Captain Smollett; as their evil counterpart there are three major mutineers: John Silver, Israel Hands and George Merry; Squire takes on the journey three of his servants (all of whom end up dead); there are three secret locations on the island where Flint hid his treasure, as indicated by the map; there are three major mountain tops on Treasure Island (named respectively after three types of masts); the "pointing arrow", which shows direction to the treasure is situated near three big trees; Ben Gunn spent three years marooned on the island; all the major action on the island takes happens on the course of three (and a half) days; at the end there are three surviving pirates left on the island; Ben Gunn spent all of his share in three weeks.weeks time.
1st Feb '18 4:46:15 PM DivergentGosling
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* ArcNumber: Number three is used several times throughout the novel. "Admiral Benbow" is visited three times by the pirates: first its Black Dog, then Blind Pew, and then Pew and Dog with the rest of their gang; there are three major adult characters and Jim's friends: Dr.Livesey, Squire Trelawney and Captain Smollett; as their evil counterpart there are three major mutineers: John Silver, Israel Hands and George Merry; Squire takes on the journey three of his servants (all of whom end up dead); there are three secret locations on the island where Flint hid his treasure, as indicated by the map; there are three major mountain tops on Treasure Island (named respectively after three types of masts); the "pointing arrow", which shows direction to the treasure is situated near three big trees; Ben Gunn spent three years marooned on the island; all the major action on the island takes three (and a half) days; at the end there are three surviving pirates left on the island; Ben Gunn spent all of his share in three weeks.
15th Jan '18 4:59:32 PM jormis29
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* ''Treasure Island'' (1934) - Directed by Victor Fleming. Starred Jackie Cooper as Jim, Wallace Beery as Long John Silver, and Creator/LionelBarrymore as Billy Bones.

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* ''Treasure Island'' (1934) - Directed by Victor Fleming. Starred Jackie Cooper as Jim, Wallace Beery Creator/WallaceBeery as Long John Silver, and Creator/LionelBarrymore as Billy Bones.
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.
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