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The Coral Island A Tale of the Pacific Ocean By R.M. Ballantyne
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A ripping’ yarn from beginning to end, told by a master story teller. Ralph Rover a young boy goes to sea, faces adversity meets pirates, has adventures explores the coral seas and returns home... More > a wiser better man. This is the stuff of a boys own adventure.< Less
The Coral Island A Tale of the Pacific Ocean By R.M. Ballantyne
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A ripping’ yarn from beginning to end, told by a master story teller. Ralph Rover a young boy goes to sea, faces adversity meets pirates, has adventures explores the coral seas and returns home... More > a wiser better man. This is the stuff of a boys own adventure.< Less
The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific By Harry Collingwood
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The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific by Harry Collingwood and Illustrated by C.J. Staniland and J. R. Wells, first published in 1884. A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale... More > on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats. They are rescued by a vessel that turns out to be a pirate ship, the captain of which takes them to his island, where he has a number of ships of various kinds that he has captured. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours.< Less
Romance Island By Zona Gale
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Zona Gale (August 26, 1874 – December 27, 1938) was an... More > American author and playwright. She became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921.Gale was born in Portage, Wisconsin, which she often used as a setting in her writing. She attended Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and later entered the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which she received a Bachelor of Literature degree in 1895, and four years later a master's degree.After college, Gale wrote for newspapers in Milwaukee and New York City, for six years. "A visit to Portage in 1903 proved a turning point in her literary life, as seeing the sights and sounds of town life led her to comment that her 'old world was full of new possibilities.' Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zona_Gale< Less
The Mysterious Island By Jules Verne
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The book tells the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond,... More > Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a rather unusual way – by hijacking a balloon! This is only the beginning of their adventures...< Less
The Mysterious Island By Jules Verne
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The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is... More > vastly different from those books. The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown island. They are able to sustain themselves on the island, producing fire, pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, a simple electric telegraph, a home on a stony cliffside called "Granite House", and even a seaworthy ship. The secret of the island is revealed when it turns out to be Captain Nemo's hideout, and home harbour of the Nautilus.< Less
Adrift In the Pacific, or Two Years Vacation: Illustrated By Jules Verne
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Adrift In the Pacific, or Two Years Vacation is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1888. Know also has The Strange Adventures of a Schoolboy Crew; Long Vacation; Second Year Ashore. The... More > two original volumes in one single book. Includes 91 original Illustrations by Léon Benett. On the evening of February, 15, 1860, sixteen school boys, ages 8 to 14, were asleep on board a schooner moored at a harbor in Aukland waiting to circumnavigate New Zealand on a six weeks’ vacation. The crew was on shore celebrating on the night before the departure. Accidentally or purposely, the moorings got cast off without anyone on board being the wiser and the schooner drifted out to sea with only the boys on board. Twenty two days later they are cast on the shore of an unknown island. And so begins another Verne robinsonade with boys always fighting among themselves. They are finally rescued two years later by some good people pursued by pirates who are subdued with the aid of the boys.< Less
The Island of Dr. Moreau By H.G. Wells
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"ARE WE NOT MEN?" Edward Prendick survives a shipwreck and winds up on a remote Pacific island, where a mad scientist is vivisecting animals to create hybrid beast people. Will Prendick... More > survive and recover from the horrors he has seen? Will anyone believe him? In this classic early science-fiction novel, H.G. Wells exposes the anxieties of the Victorian Age: fearing the implications of evolutionary theory, disturbed by the godlike power of science over nature, & doubtful about the inevitability of human progress. Might humans be capable of degeneration? The Island of Dr. Moreau raises vital questions about bioethics, animal rights, & the nature of humanity. Published by Spruce Alley Press< Less
Greatest Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Black Arrow, The Suicide Club, Markheim, Olalla, The Bottle Imp & Complete Novels and Stories By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. The late 20th century saw the start of a re-evaluation of Stevenson as an artist of great... More > range and insight, a literary theorist, an essayist and social critic, a witness to the colonial history of the Pacific Islands, and a humanist. According to the Index Translationum, Stevenson is ranked the 26th most translated author in the world. This collection, contains all his novels and short story collections (only signed by him), in their original editions: New Arabian Nights (1882), Treasure Island (1883), Prince Otto (1885), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Kidnapped (1886), The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887), The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses (1888), The Master of Ballantrae (1889), Catriona (1893), Island Nights' Entertainments (1893), & Fables (1896).< Less
Matamai By Craig PEREZ
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Matamai: “The VASA in Us” | A Collection of Poems, Short Stories, & Art by Students of Pacific Islander Studies | City College of San Francisco & University of Washington, Seattle... More > | edited by David Ga'oupu Palaita | Achiote Press 2010 (cover illustration by Vaeomatoka Valu)< Less