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Blown To Bits; Or, The Lonely Man Of Rakata A Tale Of The Malay Archipelago

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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In the year 1883, a young man named Jack Glass is shipwrecked on the volcanic island of Rakata in the Sunda Strait. Jack is the only survivor of the wreck, and he soon finds himself stranded on a deserted island with no food, no water, and no way to contact the outside world. Jack is determined to survive, and he sets about building a shelter, finding food, and exploring the island. He soon discovers that Rakata is a dangerous place, inhabited by wild animals, poisonous plants, and active volcanoes. Despite the dangers, Jack perseveres, and he eventually makes contact with a passing ship. He is rescued and returned to civilization, but he never forgets his time on Rakata, and he is forever changed by the experience. Blown to Bits is a thrilling adventure story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. It is a story of survival, courage, and the power of the human spirit.

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R.M. Ballantyne

R. M. Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of young adult literature who produced more than a hundred books between 24 April 1825 and 8 February 1894. He was also a skilled artist; some of his watercolors were on display at the Royal Scottish Academy. The ninth of ten children and youngest son of Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776-1847) and his wife Anne, Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on April 24, 1825. (1786–1855). Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772-1833) was Sir Walter Scott's printer, and Alexander worked as a newspaper editor and printer in the family business "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate. The family is documented to have resided at 20 Fettes Row in Edinburgh's northern New Town in 1832–1833. The Ballantyne printing company collapsed the next year with debts of £130,000 as a result of a UK-wide banking crisis, which caused a decrease in the family's finances. Ballantyne moved to Canada at the age of 16 and worked for the Hudson's Bay Company for five years. He traveled by canoe and sleigh to the regions that are now the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec to trade with the local First Nations and Native Americans for furs; these experiences served as the inspiration for his book The Young Fur Traders.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 244 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358595744
  • ISBN-13: 9789358595741
  • Item Weight: 292.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics,Fiction / Action & Adventure,Fiction / Fantasy / Historical