The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

by Henry Stacpoole
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Overview

The Blue Lagoon by Henry Stacpoole

The Blue Lagoon is a romance novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole, first published in 1908. The novel is the first of the Blue Lagoon trilogy, the second being The Garden of God (1923) and the third being The Gates of Morning (1925). It has inspired several film adaptations, most notably The Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields as Emmaline and Christopher Atkins as Richard (Dick in the book.)

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BN ID: 2940149358731
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 242 KB

About the Author

Henry De Vere Stacpoole (9 April 1863 � 12 April 1951) was an Irish author, born in Kingstown (now D�n Laoghaire). His best known work is the 1908 romance novel The Blue Lagoon, which has been adapted into feature films on five occasions. He also wrote under the pseudonym Tyler De Saix.

A ship's doctor for more than forty years, Stacpoole was also an expert on the South Pacific islands. His books frequently contained detailed descriptions of the natural life and civilizations with which he had become familiar on those islands.

He moved to the Isle of Wight in the 1920s and lived there until his death. He was buried at Bonchurch in 1951.

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The Blue Lagoon 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this novel. Its about two shipwrecked cousins who are very young and they grow up on a deserted island together. But when they become teenagers they become attracted to each other sexually and concieve a child. When a ship finally sails near them they dont try to stop it because they have fallen in love with each other and know thier love will be frowned upon in society. One of my all time favorites!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was better than the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading the classics. Trapped on an island paradise left to fend for themselves against nature and emotions
Ila-V-Quines More than 1 year ago
This story is truly magical, in all its innocence, purity, and honesty. It should be read in conjunction with watching the 1980 movie The Blue Lagoon - both complement the other perfectly. Henry De Vere Stacpoole describes the story in poetic, melodic rhythm, soothing like an ocean breeze. At times riveting, like when Dick and Emmeline face their savage demon, but also gentle, like when they discover the truth of the balance of life and death. They explore the boundaries of civilization and contemplate the foundation of spirituality. With some of the fierceness of "Lord of the Flies" but the smooth, dreamy lolling of "Clair de Lune," The Blue Lagoon revives the adventurous and creative child within.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie is way better than the book lot more action
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Courgaewind's eyes widened. "Me? No! I never would kill-" Lagoonbreeze pounced, his claws unsheathed. "You murdered my father;I murder you." His claws ripped into the victim's throat. Blood puddled the ground. Couragewind's painful screech filled the air. "I didn't do it! I promise-" His voice was cut off by a sickening crunch. Lagoonbreeze's paw slammed to his throat. "You. Killed. My. Father. And. There's. No. Excuse!" He kicked Couragewind's body into the river. "Teach you a lesson!" He growled. He set off back home with a heavy heart. <p>"Lagoonbreeze? What happened?" Oraclestar asked as he trudged into camp. "Couragewind killed Powerheart and threw him in the river." Lagoonbreeze looked at his blood-stained paws. Oraclestar looked at them, too. "You killed Couragewind?" "I had to! He killed Powerheart!" "Hm. So I see. I must anounce Powerheart's death to the Clan." She padded off. "Clan! My deputy will now be Sunbreak!" A bright orange tom stood up. "I appreciate it!" He purred. Oraclestar sighed. "And I have tragic news . . ." The clearing grew still and silent. Even the animals were quiet as if they, too, were listening for the horrible anouncement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks. He goes down to many rabbit trails which totally takes away from the story. Do no waste your time just watch the movie it is way better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i dont think so but the movie sure is .... in the movie the boy and the girl have sex after fighting with each other but not the kind of sex yu see in tv in where they jump each other. No there they just kiss each other.and then they boy starts kissing the girls body and then ends on her boobies. After they are done they sleep wirh each other all naked then the girl becomes pregant and has a boy so watch the movie instead of reading the story. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it worth reading?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like does it hav sex in it?