Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now.

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson Summary

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold." Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X,” schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. It was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North". It was first published as a book on 14 November 1883, by Cassell & Co...

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Amazing book! A perfect classic!5 star

It is a very nice book. 55

Psudodos XXIII

Great book!5 star

I loved this book, has a lot of action 55


Treasure Island5 star

What else can be said about the most iconic pirate swashbuckler ever written? Although the language is very dated for modern readers, the story is every bit as riveting as when It was penned. An all-time classic! 55

Ethan Stupka

Classic5 star

What a fantastic read. Not too difficult to follow for the most part. 55


A new perspective.5 star

It was enjoyable reading this book again after watching the "Black Sails" series that was the prequel to this story. 55


Awesome5 star

Hey great book i also got The Black Arrow too cant wait to read it 55

Cavus I

Treasure Island5 star

A wonderful story that keeps the reader's interest. The spoken language of the mid 19th century is at times almost unrecognizable to an early 21st century reader. The sometimes ugly nature of men is laid bare and makes this book unsuitable for children under 12. 55

Matt lauriston

Treasure island4 star

A very good book. Gets interesting starting a little bit before the middle. Kinda boring at the beginning. But overall a very good book. 45


Oh, to have been young Jim!5 star

Reading this again much later in my life is a pure joy. I can see why Mr. Stevenson found the sea and the pirate nature so alluring. One day I must might go to an antique shop, scour about until I find a treasure map and off I will go! 55


If only there were half a star1 star

I'm in a sixth grade reading class and had to read this book. It started off ok but it gets very very boring. I would only suggest reading if you have too. I would've rated half a star but ones the lowest 😡 15


Ah, yes!!3 star

I dare say, I enjoyed this story more now than when I was a child!!!! 35

Dolphin 99999

Treasure island5 star

Great book!! 55


Books4 star

Amazing 45

A-star anonymous

Treasure Island4 star

This is a good book with a lot of interesting cliff hangers that made me guess. 45

Russell Simms

Treauses island5 star

Book is great 55


Worst book ever2 star

Only reason why I read this book is because I had to read it for school I so boring and hard to understand and I'm taking advanced classes 25

French Frogger

I love it!!4 star

This book is a great book. But it would probably be hard for little kids. but I think is a wonderful book!!!!! 😊 45

Justin Sauri White

Saved my life.5 star

Thank you whoever made this book free because it saved my life. I had a quiz on chapters 1-3 the following day and I had lost my book, this made it really easy for me to study. Thank you for whoever made this book free. 55


Okay4 star

All u idiots that say its a rip off of treasure planet have it mixed up... 45


Very enjoyable5 star

Enjoyed this story very much 55

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