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 Post subject: Tresure Island
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:21 pm 
Yes, I am about 20 years too late in reading this, but I finally got around to it.

All I can say is "shiver me timbers! Tis a sailor's life for me!"

Good stuff. For those who read it back in grade school its still fun to read again.

"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest--

...Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Thank you Sir! <salute>

I am on a kick to increase my readings of the "classics" and Stevenson is one that I would love to entertain.
I goes on my reading list, subcategory, fiction, sub-subcategory, classics, sub-sub-subcategory U.S. authors.

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The only RL Stevenson I have ever read are "Dr. Jekyll" (which was probably an abridged version) and "The Bottle Imp". I find his language is a bit archaic.

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As it was written in the 1880's, the language could be called archaic, plus he was Scottish and that might have something to do with it.

Requiem

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Ernie Sands wrote:
As it was written in the 1880's, the language could be called archaic, plus he was Scottish and that might have something to do with it.


That poem wasn't as bad as The Bottle Imp (I must have been around 9 when I read DrJ & MrH)

Sheridan le Fanu (d. 1873) is another author I won't read for that reason (other than military history, most of my pleasure reading is short horror fiction). Poe I will make an exception for, but even he wrote a lot of dreck.

If I may make some recommendations, any of the stories by M.R. James (who actually spent his career as a scholar and university administrator and only reluctantly became resigned to the fact that his true claim to fame was to be his fiction), or the novel "The Undying Monster" by Jesse Douglas Kerruish (for the best scarez, DO NOT google it, use a dedicated book search site and don't read any synopses -- JMO )

M.R. James e-texts are easily found:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=m.r.+james+etext&oq=m.r.+james+etext&gs_l=hp.3...304522.309262.1.309789.16.12.0.4.4.0.464.1529.8j2j1j0j1.12.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.9XTtqFVaZR4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=9e9e004e9c336169&bpcl=37189454&biw=1280&bih=875


The Undying Monster is also in the public domain (hopefully...)

http://www.conmotsach.com/books/the_undying_monster.pdf

This is a good book to read on cold, dry, starry wintry nights:

"The Hidden Room - To-Night! What business could anyone have within the Hidden Room at Night? On a
Monster night, too, cold and windswept!"

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