Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson


The book starts in a seaside inn where Jim Hawkins lives.

Lots of strange things happen at the inn. Like the arrival of the mysterious Captain Billy Bones with his old sea chest that he has in his room. Another pirate visits him Black Dog. Another, Old Pew visits and deliver a note. Billy Bones and Jim's father die in the begining chapters. Jim's mother really wants to open Billy Bones sea chest to get the money back that the pirate owed them. Inside the chest they find the map to the famous treasure of the pirate Captain Flint, which is located on Treasure Island. Old Pew's returned to find the map and totally destroys the Inn. All these incidents lead to the voyage to the Treasure Island with Squire Trewlany and Dr. Livesey.

Jim is appointed as a cabin boy during their voyage he accidentally overhears the evil plans of Long John Silver. As a result, Jim shares this information with the dr. and the captain. Making him a hero. makes Jim a young hero. When they finally make it to treasure island Jim gets his first look of the danger ahead. . He also meets the only human inhabitant of Treasure Island, Ben who was left by sailors three years ago. Jim struggles to make up his mind on what to do next, he later decides to see if he can safely make it back to the ship with the captain and the Doctor on it. And from there you"ll have to read the rest.


Jim Hawkins - The first-person narrator of almost the entire novel. Jim is the son of an innkeeper and in his teens. He wants go to sea and hunt for treasure. Billy bones - The old pirate who stays as Jim’s parents’ inn. Billy used to be a member of Silver’s crew. He hires Jim to be on the lookout for a one-legged man. He sucks Jim in the pirate life.

Black Dog - A pirate and enemy of Billy

Squire Trelawney - A local nobleman

Dr. Livesey - The local doctor. Dr. Livesey is wise and practical, and Jim respects him.

Captain Smollett - The captain of the voyage to Treasure Island.

Long John Silver - The cook on the voyage to Treasure Island.

Pew - An old, blind beggar and pirate.

Review of the Book

I thought Treasure Island was pretty good. It's a classic book. In my opinion the book was a little dry. It was a bit hard to follow just because of the way it was written or that it was such a small txt to read.


“His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main. By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people almost as much as the crimes that he described. My father was always saying the inn would be ruined, for people would soon cease coming there to be tyrannized over and put down, and sent shivering to their beds; but I really believe his presence did us good. People were frightened at the time, but on looking back they rather liked it; it was a fine excitement in a quiet country life, and there was even a party of the younger men who pretended to admire him, calling him a "true sea-dog" and a "real old salt" and such like names, and saying there was the sort of man that made England terrible at sea.”

I like this piece because it Billy bones the pirate and his affect on the Inn and the people in the community


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Treasure Island is an adventure tale, but it is also the story of one boy growing up.