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Treasure Island

Treasure Island


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island Resources


Treasure Island (1909)

This online edition of Treasure Island also includes reviews and responses to the novel from some of Robert Louis Stevenson's peers.

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 – 1894

This exhibition of Stevenson editions and papers appeared in 1994, the centennial anniversary of his death. The online catalog has a lot of neat pictures of different editions and illustrations of Stevenson's many, many works.

"How Pirates Work"

If Treasure Island has got you thirsting for more pirates, check out this fabulous article on real-life pirates through the ages, from the Caribbean in the Age of Sail to today's Somalia.

Movie or TV Productions

Treasure Island (1934)

Classic movie production with Wallace Beery as "lovable" Long John Silver. Lovable...really?

Treasure Island (1972)

We haven't seen this one, but we're dying to. Orson Welles plays Long John Silver! You may remember him from such insanely important films as Citizen Kane and The Third Man.

Treasure Island (1990)

We've seen and loved this one: Long John Silver is played by a hale, hearty Charlton Heston, and young Jim Hawkins is…Christian Bale of Batman fame! Crazy.


A Collection of Stevenson Documents from the Thomas Cooper Library

This collection is located at the University of South Carolina; it includes an original copy of both The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island.


Treasure Island

The opening of the 1990 film starring Christian Bale and Charlton Heston.

Muppet Treasure Island

O.M.G., we are so excited. We know what we're going to be watching this afternoon!


Treasure Island

Project Gutenberg audio book, thankfully read by a human being.


So Helpful: A Map of Treasure Island

This is a relatively large, clear version of the map of Treasure Island. We don't know about you, but our paperback edition's map is practically invisible.

Embarrassing Baby Pictures Are Apparently A Tradition

Robert Louis Stevenson's mother kept a complete diary of everything young Stevenson did and (as was the tradition in Victorian times) dressed him in drag to have his photograph taken.

Fanny Osbourne

Stevenson's scandalous older lover and, eventually, wife. She was also the mother of Stevenson's stepson and collaborator on the original map of Treasure Island, Lloyd Osbourne


The Stevensons' house in Samoa, where Robert Louis Stevenson passed away.

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