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Book Information: Book of Islands, a

Book of Islands, a (1971) [Anthology]
by Edward Bellamy Algernon Blackwood Arthur J. Burks Richard Connell Richard Harding Davis Daniel Defoe Arthur Conan Doyle Alexandre Dumas (pere) William Golding Lafcadio Hearn Homer Washington Irving Rudyard Kipling Frederick Marryat W. Somerset Maugham Guy de Maupassant Herman Melville Prosper Mérimée Stratis Myrivilis Liam O'Flaherty Lloyd Osbourne Rudolf Erich Raspe Robert Louis Stevenson Jonathan Swift Unknown Author Giovanni Verga Jules Verne H. G. Wells Johann Wyss Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by John S. Bowman

Contents:

  • Section One: Marvelous Islands
    • The Shipwrecked Sailor by an unknown Egyptian
    • Excerpt from The Odyssey by Homer
    • Sindbad the Sailor - First Voyage (an Arabian Tale)
    • Excerpt from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    • Excerpt from The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen by Rudolph Erich Raspe
    • To Whom This May Come by Edward Bellamy
  • Section Two: Man Alone
    • Excerpt from Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    • Excerpt from The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Rudolf Wyss
    • Excerpt from The Masterman Ready by Frederick Marryat
    • Excerpt from The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
    • German Harry by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Section Three: Supernatural Sites
    • Guests from Gibbet Island by Washington Irving
    • The Isle of Voices by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • The Fiend of the Cooperage by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Aepyornis Island by H.G. Wells
    • A Haunted Island by Algernon Blackwood
    • Desert of the Dead by Arthur J. Burks
  • Section Four: Nature in the Raw
    • The Legend of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn
    • The White Seal by Rudyard Kipling
    • The Landing by Liam O'Flaherty
    • Excerpt from Pincher Martin by William Golding
  • Section Five: Concentrated Reality
    • Excerpt from The Saga of Njal (an anonymous Icelandic Saga)
    • Mateo Falcone by Prosper Mérimée
    • Property by Giovanni Verga
    • Semillante by Guy de Maupassant
    • Excerpt from "The Two Hoaxers" by Stratis Myrivilis
  • Section Six: Pink-Tinted Adventures
    • Excerpt from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    • Excerpt from Typee by Herman Melville
    • Excerpt from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • The Vagrant by Richard Harding Davis
    • A Son of Empire by Lloyd Osbourne
    • The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Original title: A Book of Islands
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionAdventureSurvivalThe Lone Survivor
FictionAdventureWild Frontiers And Exotic Lands
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionHorrorGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Most Dangerous Game, the (1924) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Connell
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Odyssey, the (-800) [Novel]
      Author: Homer
     Njal's Saga (1290) [Novel]
      Author: Unknown Author
     Robinson Crusoe (1719) [Novel]
      Author: Daniel Defoe
     Gulliver's Travels (1726) [Novel]
      Author: Jonathan Swift
     Swiss Family Robinson, the (1813) [Novel]
      Author: Johann Wyss
     Count of Monte Cristo, the (1845) [Novel]
      Author: Alexandre Dumas (pere)
     Typee (1846) [Novel]
      Author: Herman Melville
     Treasure Island (1883) [Novel]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Book of Islands, a (1971)
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Language: English

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