Have you ever wanted to travel to a desert island? Have you dreamed of exploring the white beaches, the unexplored caverns, or the dense jungles? Discover Robinson Crusoe
, Treasure Island
, and other novels set on islands far and wide. Enjoy the island breezes. Soak up the sun, and read more about the islands in literature.
This Modern Library edition of Robinson Crusoe
features an introduction by Virginia Woolf, along with maps. Robinson Crusoe
the tale of a rebellious son, who becomes a sailor. He is eventually stranded on a desert island, where he encounters adventure of various sorts. This novel is one of the most famous adventure novels. Imagine spending so many years on a deserted island!
Emma Letley edits this Oxford University Press edition of Robert Louis Stevenson
's Treasure Island
. This classic adventure story features Jim Hawkins, and you'll read more about his adventures--with murderous pirates, voyages on the high seas, and the discovery of treasure. Long John Silver is one of the most memorable characters in this book, even though he and his pirate gang are complicating factors in the story.
In Mysterious Island
, tells the tale of escape and danger. Here, a group of Union soldiers are caught in the siege of Richmond, Virginia--until they escape in a hot-air balloon. They are blown about in a terrible storm, and they are blown into uncharted territory. They manage to survive, and they land on an island, where they begin to rebuild society.
Patrick Parrinder edits this Penguin edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau
, by H.G. Wells. This novel was published in 1896, and it created a sensation when it first appeared in print. In The Island of Dr. Moreau
, Dr. Moreau is stranded on an island paradise, where he begins to experiment on new creations.
Christopher Gair edits this Random House edition of South Sea Tales
, by Jack London. In this collection of short stories, you'll find "Mauki," "The Terrible Solomons," "The House of Mapuhi," "The Whale Tooth," "Yah! Yah! Yah!," "The Heathen," "The Inevitable White Man," and "The Seed of McCoy." The stories are set in the South Sea islands, with all that beauty, and danger: headhunters, sharks, storms and disease.