Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Release Date: 1882-01-28
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 5,824 Ratings


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!


  • Delightful tale

    How did I get to be 60 years old without having read this classic? Enjoyed this tale of the sea and pirates and adventure very much.
  • Fun read

    By WizardChase402
    Loved it !
  • Excellent writing

    By The Word of God follower
    I had heard some of this story but to read it all is profound. The emotions from the viewpoint of a child makes you feel you are experiencing it for yourself.
  • Treasure Island

    By Evansdad52
    A true classic. Third time reading it, still a great read.
  • Treasure island

    By fuscatelli
    The quintessential pirates tale!
  • Wow

    By Bible reader old guy
    Hollywood and we can memory have done a disservice to this great work. The language is exquisite and horrible at the same time. It is a good and well told tale. I would love to see more of this quality of work coming from authors in my era. This is perhaps one of the first or at least one of the better earlier pirate stories. You can see how pirates of the Caribbean stood on the shoulders of this work.
  • Good

    By joshcardinal
    Classic book
  • Treasure Island

    By D. Jaques
    Very good read. I’ve been wanting to read it since I was in junior high school. I was transported back to day s of adventure on the high seas and the lure of treasure! I’m 63 now!
  • YoHo

    By Tygerlili70
  • Treasured

    By krjcrash
    Great classic