Satirical work concerning the development of a castaway society. A ship full of children founders on an unknown island in the Pacific. Due to the influence of the governess the emerging society is replete with the most absurd Victorian taboos and class distinctions.
Appears to be a mockery of Victorian values, with much religious bigotry by a most interesting author who attempted to sabotage some of her own works.
Miss Charlotte Smith, a kind- hearted lady of 30 or so, set forth in the year 1855 to conduct to me 50 orphans, of various nationalities and all of then under 10 years of age ...
ORPHAN ISLAND by Rose Macaulay
N.Y.: Boni and Liveright, 1925, N.Y. Hardcover, no DJ. First US edition bound in red cloth with paper spine label. Faded cloth rubbed and frayed at the spine tips, handling soil, spine lean