Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ten of the best shipwrecks

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best shipwrecks in literature.

One title on the list:
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Young David Balfour is kidnapped at the behest of his miserly uncle who knows he is the rightful heir to his estate. He finds himself on a ship, bound for slavery in the Carolinas. But the ship strikes a reef and David is washed ashore, returning to claim his birthright.
Read about all ten shipwrecks on the list.

Kidnapped also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best misers in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue