Treasure Island is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in book form 1883 after having been serialized in Young Folks magazine in 1881 and 1882. This action-packed adventure established the classic pirate story as it was written for more than a century afterward, and it made the literary reputation of its young author. Explore the full book summary, an in-depth analysis of Jim Hawkins, and important quotes.


Read the detailed chapter-by-chapter Summary & Analysis or the Full Book Summary, of Treasure Island.


See a complete list of the characters in Treasure Island and in-depth analyses of Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, and Dr. Livesey.

Literary Devices

Here is where you will find analysis of the main themes, symbols, and motifs in Treasure Island, as well as a listing of other key literary devices.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of Treasure Island.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Treasure Island with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.

Deeper Study

Go further in your study of Treasure Island with background information about Robert Louis Stevenson and historical background on the events in the novel as well as mini essays on key topics.


Go to to get your copy of these helpful resources.