Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

When Billy Bones first walks into Jim Hawkins’ family-run inn, the prevailing sentiments are fear…and curiosity about what’s in his oversized chest. After a band of rogue pirates comes looking for him, Billy dies, leaving Jim and his mother in possession of his belongings, which contain a map leading to the treasure of the dreaded Captain Flint.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure story plays out on the high seas-and it’s packed to the gills with heart-pounding suspense, double crosses, mutiny, mayhem, and even murder. First published as a magazine serial in the 1880s, Treasure Island set the standard for action-adventure thrillers. Hop in and prepare for a wild ride, complete with peg-legged pirates and their trusted parrots, casks of rum, tropical islands, and X marks the spot!

Fiction & Literature
January 28
Public Domain
Public Domain

Customer Reviews

lakerlover#1 ,


This book is a bit hard to read for younger children, but wow, by the end end i can see why it's a classic. Not your typical pirate thriller, but full of swashbuckling mutinous fun. Makes you want to be a pirate!!! Great for any Pirates of the Caribbean Fan (like ME!) <3

luciandj01 ,

A wonderful read

This book is by no means a small feat. Unless you're learned of ships and their inner workings it would probably be best to keep a dictionary close by. However, lengthy and in depth it may be, it starts quickly and never fails to keep attention, something that more modern books could learn a thing or two from. Everything in this book well crafted and would definitely be worth anyone's time to read.

MasterFlex66 ,

Lots of fun

Read it with my 10 year old son and he says "well I thought the island was really cool. The descriptions were great. I liked the way how the narrative was it felt like I was there and like Jim and Silver were actually talking to us."

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