Treasure Island is Robert Louis Stevenson,s most famous story. It is an exciting tale of pirates, sailing ships and buried treasure, and it features one of literature,s best known villains - Long John Silver. An old sea captain comes to stay at the inn where young Jim Hawkins lives. When the captain becomes ill and dies, Jim finds a map in the old man,s sea chest. The map shows where an evil pirate has hidden some stolen treasure. And so begins a dangerous quest to find the buried treasure.