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The Cannibal Islands

By: R.M. Ballantyne
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Cannibal Islands" is a journey novel written by R.M. Ballantyne, a Scottish creator. The story revolves around the protagonist, Ralph Rover, a young sailor who finds himself shipwrecked on a far flung island inside the South Pacific, inhabited via cannibals. The narrative unfolds as Ralph, alongside together with his partners, faces the challenges of survival in a hostile surroundings even as additionally grappling with the constant chance of the islanders who exercise cannibalism. Ballantyne's work explores themes of resilience, friendship, and cultural conflict as the characters navigate the perils of their surroundings. The novel gives a brilliant portrayal of the extraordinary landscapes and customs of the Pacific Islands during the 19th century. With a blend of adventure, suspense, and cultural exploration, "The Cannibal Islands" displays the colonial attitudes and perceptions every day during the Victorian technology. Ballantyne, recognised for his adventure stories, creates a gripping narrative that captures the imagination of readers even as providing insights into the technology's social and cultural dynamics.

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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: 66 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9361159933
  • ISBN-13: 9789361159930
  • Item Weight: 99 g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.13mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure