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Desert Islands free pdf "Desert Islands" opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the associations that have arisen in the imagination of readers in every generation. The essay leads on to over 200 pages of what de la Mare himself calls 'a rambling commentary', in the form of an anthology or commonplace book on every conceivable aspect of this teeming subject. There are notes, reflections and quotations from a lifetime's reading on wrecks, maroons, pirates, utopias, goats, hallucinations, exotic foods, misers, punishments, solitude, Darwin, parrots, idols, saints, hermits, maps, spices, drugs ...and of course Daniel Defoe. "Desert Islands" is the perfect bedside or holiday book. It also playfully boasts a subtitle of rococo inventiveness and one of the longest you will ever read! 'A vast treasure chest, a bewildering collection ...to dazzle and fascinate everyone who lifts the lid' - Geoffrey Grigson.

About Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet with volumes like The Listeners (1912). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers- Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

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Author : Walter de la Mare
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 21 January 2010
ISBN : 0571258980
EAN : 9780571258987
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 316 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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