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The Blue Lagoon

H. De Vere Stacpoole

Book Overview: 

Two shipwrecked children grow up on a South Pacific island. This beautiful story of adventure and innocent love was H.D. Stacpoole’s most popular work.

Made into a popular movie starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .And all with a terrible languor of movement. Vast and lazy and sinister, yet steadfast of purpose as Fate or Death, the fog advanced, taking the world for its own.

Against this grey and indescribably sombre background stood the smouldering ship with the breeze already shivering in her sails, and the smoke from her main-hatch blowing and beckoning as if to the retreating boats.

"Why's the ship smoking like that?" asked Dick. "And look at those boats coming—when are we going back, daddy?"

"Uncle," said Emmeline, putting her hand in his, as she gazed towards the ship and beyond it, "I'm 'fraid."

"What frightens you, Emmy?" he asked, drawing her to him.

"Shapes," replied Emmeline, nestling up to his side.

"Oh, Glory be to God!" gasped the old sailor, suddenly resting on his oars. "Will yiz look at the fog that's comin'—"

"I think we had better wait here for the boats," said. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Blue Lagoon is a largely unpleasant, awkward and yet engaging classic novel about two young cousins from a straight-laced Victorian upbringing becoming stranded on a deserted island. Isolated, and with nobody but a working-class seaman for guidance, the children find themselves conflicted by the

3 Stars for The Blue Lagoon (audiobook) by H. DeVerde Stacpoole read by Adrian Praetzellis.

I recently read There Was a Little Girl. The autobiography of Brooke Shields. In the book she mentioned the that the Movie: The Blue Lagoon was based on a book. And that the Movie that she started in was actu

الكتاب ده جيه في وقته، سلام داخلي وأنت بتقراه بعيد عن دوشة كل حاجة حتى دوشة الكتب، لا صراع ولا نزاع ولا ملحمية ولا فلسفية ولا عمق ولا توتر أعصاب ولا أي حاجة غير ان انت هتخلص الكتاب بدون أي أستراحة، علشان الأحداث هادية وماشية على وتر واحد ومافيش مبالغات من الكاتب، بإختصار اللي حصل حصل واللي كان كان،،

It seems that many people base their opinions on this book by how well it stood up to the 80s movie. Well, I have not seen the movie, nor do I want to. The book describes things perfectly.

After their ship catches fire, two children (cousins) are tossed into a dingy with Paddy, an able seaman. They d

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