The Unexpected Island - Lin YutangWilliam Heinemann, 1955, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ worn, with loss, at head and tail and a little faded. Rubbed slightly at head and tail of spine. Text bright and tight.
Four World Wars have devastated the old world, but safe in mid-Pacific a band of refugees have set up the island republic of Thainos. Many of the colonists are Greek and their way of life recaptures something of the ancient Greek spirit, so when Barbara Maverick on a geodetic survey for the Democratic World Commonwealth crash- lands on the island, she is given the new name of Eurydice. Eurydice meets all the striking personalities on the island, which include a Russian prince, an Italian countess, an American anthropologist, the shy Englishman, Alcibiades Wriggs, and, most charming and enigmatic of them all, Laos, the half- Greek, half-Chinese philosopher, who expounds to Eurydice the secrets of life on Thainos.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 351
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