As a ‘treasure island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson the world of piracy coined – in fact,

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Pirates have been around since the time that humanity from the seas, the construction of new roads. In the literature, until Odysseus met the bandits of the blue horizon. It was not, however, the Treasure Island the work of the officer responsible for coining the fantasy final on online piracy, the culture of the people. The Classic Robert Louis Stevensonthe booking of the publisher Antofágica, it is now more alive than ever, with the danger of each side.

On a rainy night, the born Scottish writer, and her young step-son, she drew a map of an imaginary island, the skeleton of, with creeks, marshes, streams, hills, and a treasure chest that is marked with an “X”– that were released at that time, the basis for the book is published in a definitive edition in 1883. The well-known figure of the cinema and the carnival was: he is imposing, and without one of the legs, with the hat with three tips, nose, throat, asks for rum, alfange at the waist, with a pistol in each pocket of his jacket, worn on the shoulder, a parrot, swearing all the swear words.

As a part of the adventure, Stevenson uses a variety of references – perhaps one of the benefits of the book, collect only the creations of the old, the together in a book of breath-taking. For example, the author is very similar to Robinson Crusoefrom Daniel Defoe’s (1719), and the Heby Walter Scott (1822).

Central, however, a reference to a work of non-fiction and information-seeking”, that is the General history of the Robberies and murders of the most notorious pirates (1724), which was signed by a Captain Charles Johnson, a pseudonym, mysterious, sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. This book is intended to combat reports that have committed crimes as “gang of thieves”, at this time, the heavy piracy. Despite the intention, the book provides a biography of the villains from the famous, including two of the pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and ultimately stifle these names.

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The A History OfStevenson withdrew from the elements are real, such as the tax man, Israel Hands, a mention of Edward England, and John Bartholomew, and the flag of the Jolly Roger with the crossed bones and skull. They are also the historical facts of the sinking of the ships with precious cargo, known as the Urca de Lima, in the year 1715 in the Bay of Florida, and was struck, fell from a tornado, and today it is the location of the wrecks is listed in the catalog of the historic cities in the United States. In the meantime, the book is not meant to be true to the history and popularity of the finished, not only the pirates, but the fabric is still a mythology about them. The dummy named Billy Bones, captain Flint and Long John Silver ‘ s inventions are so successful that eternizaram.

As a part of her can not clearly and unambiguously for the pirates, Monson valley, the glorious birthright of the time, the Elizabethan, when the privateer Francis Drake, and was a knight, a hero, against the Spaniards. In the fiction, even to you, Billy Bones and Long John Silver’s cruel and treacherous, his magnetism is inafastável. During the adventure, and the pirate John Silver, Trelawney, and Mefistófeles for the noble John is for Christopher: it is the first, we all want to go. The fascinating intelligence and unique able to mancomunar drunk, fight on land or at sea, the twitch along with the noble people, and then, without batting an eyelid, they betray you all without a regret.

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The story is seemingly simple, it is eye-catching, young readers identify with the main character Jim Hawkins, the young man is curious, and in the absence of the court, and look good give you great advantages. Readers are adults, they jump onto the bridge of the Hispaniola, a schooner of two tons, the struggle for power and upward social mobility among the nobility of the blood and of the game of chance, a gross understatement for the pirates, it is easy for the cabin boy, Jim, is the son of the owner of the guest house, which we observe now in the hands of the under-privileged, either on the side of the privileged.

The atmosphere and the life it brings with it the salty air of the island, for those who have read the work, a technique that Stevenson later use in your The doctor and the Monster (1886). You will not are missing, the skeletons, fire, torn sails. In the literature, is addressed to men only to women, the appearance is that of a mother, he, and the mention of the companions of the silver. The dash is interesting is the re-is the capacitismo think: both in the Church Bank, who lost his eyesight in the battle, and the silver, which had lost a leg, they are very agile, and fighters of the mighty.

Views of The island and the treasure that is yet to decipher the references in pop culture. The adjustments are endless, starting with the silent film by Sidney Franklin, with the spaghetti-western, de Girolami, the American actor Orson Welles as silver, Treasure planetDisney. The Series Black Sails (Starz presents a prequel to the book, the silver, and the Bonnes in their formative years, and the involvement of pirates in the historical sites, such as, for example, Anne Bonny, Jack Rackham and Charles Vane, a series that shows you how you brought up piracy in the Caribbean the men of the various nationalities in the democracies of the gross, after all, they chose their own captains, the rich on the periphery of the colonial.

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The classic is still a source of inspiration for many of his books, such as Pirates of the databaseromance , cyberpunk, Bruce Sterling (Aleph), the school Liveship Tradersby Robin Hobb; and The Scarby China Miéville (published in the year 2020, by Boitempo).

The Problem of Antofágica, a publishing house specializing in classic, it’s not something to be desired, as well as the illustrations by Paula Puiupo, translation and notes by Samir Machado de Machado, is also the author of the The pirates on the eyesALSO), with a Foreword by Jim Anotsu, and the afterword by Marina Beltrán. A book, the cover is black, and the Golden kite, ready to capture to pass through the next, in the vicinity of the shelf.

*ANA RUFFLE IS A WRITER, AUTHOR OF ‘CURE’ (MONOMITO, 2019)



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