Ever since Captain Billy Bones walked into the inn owned by young Jim Hawkins's parents, Jim was thrown into a whirlwind of adventure. That's because the captain brought with him not only a spyglass, a sea chest, and dreadful tales of murder, looting, and "a seafaring man with one leg," but also a map to a notorious pirate's hidden treasure.
So begins TREASURE ISLAND, the thrilling story of fortune hunting, piracy, and mutiny on the high seas. Spurred on to find the treasure, Jim goes along as cabin boy on the Hispaniola on a voyage arranged by the good Dr. Livesey and Squire Trelawney. The perils that befall them, the dangers they must overcome, and the unforgettable characters whose lives intertwine with their own Israel Hands, Ben Gunn, the honorable Captain Smollet, and especially the villainous Long John Silver -- make this one of the most gripping and enduring tales ever written.