The Island of Captain Sparrow,

By: Wright, S. Fowler

Price: $18.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Good


Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-296 [297] [298-300: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, Spine split at gutter. Edge and corner wear. Light cloth deterioration. Union Hospital stamped on inside front board. First U.S. edition.The story of a man cast away on an island whose inhabitants include the last survivors of an antediluvian civilization, a race of non-sentient satyrs, and the descendants of a pirate crew. THE ISLAND OF CAPTAIN SPARROW (1928) deliberately recalls H. G. Wells's THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU (1896) in its image of an island inhabited by satyr- like beast-men who are prey to the corrupt descendants of castaway pirates. It also features a feral girl, the first of several similar figures used by Wright to celebrate the state of Nature in opposition to the brutality of civilized men.

Title: The Island of Captain Sparrow,

Author Name: Wright, S. Fowler

Categories: Classics,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1928-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Jacket Condition: Missing

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 55-2-1804

Keywords: classic tale book pirate doctor moreau island treasure,