Treasure Island and the Pirates of the 18th Century
Treasure Island and the Pirates of the 18th Century
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Annotation: Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island, which was published in 1883 when the horrors of piracy were fresh in the public mind.
Catalog Number: #305195
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: 2004
Pages: 64 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8239-4507-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-8239-4507-8
Dewey: 823
LCCN: 2003013485
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Reviewed with Julie Carlson's Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Abolitionist Movement .Gr. 9-12. Each volume in this new series places an oft-assigned classic within historical context, with almost no emphasis on traditional literary analysis. Porterfield opens Treasure Island with a brief biography of Stevenson and a plot precis, then colorfully covers nineteenth-century seafaring and piracy, relating each topic to specific passages in the novel. Carlson's plot summary of Uncle Tom's Cabin is less prominently positioned, appearing almost as an afterthought to deft discussions of early American theories of race and the patronizing assumptions inherent in Stowe's (and many abolitionists') views. Both titles are generously illustrated with what the series terms Primary Source Images, a somewhat curious designation that refers primarily to period engravings and photos of artifacts or documents. Only these images receive the thorough, page-specific attributions that one would expect in a series somewhat grandiosely called Looking at Literature through Primary Sources. Buy these for well-written content that crosses curriculum boundaries, not for the scholarly rigor.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-61) and index.
Word Count: 8,252
Reading Level: 7.4
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.4 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 83919 / grade: Middle Grades

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