Treasure Island Film Trailer

Treasure Island, an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, tells a tale of pirates and buried treasure. It is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story and is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels.

Treasure Island trailer from the 1934 film

Starring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, and Lionel Barrymore.

Treasure Island trailer from the 1950 film

Featuring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, and Basil Sydney.

Treasure Island was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks in 1881 – 1882 under the title Treasure Island, or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to Stevenson’s pseudonym, “Captain George North.” It was first published as a book in 1883 by Cassell & Co.

You may listen to an old-time radio production of Treasure Island from the Mercury Theatre at

Online context index from Introduction to Literature, English 1 of the Excellence in Literature curriculum.

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