The Tale of the Unknown Island

"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat.

The Tale of the Unknown Island

"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for favours (favours being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking on the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear..." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him and what cargo it was found to be carrying the reader will discover as this short narrative unfolds. And at the end it will be clear that what night appear to be a children's fable is in fact a wry, witty Philosophical Tale that would not have displeased Voltaire or Swift.

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The Tale of the Unknown Island
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: José Saramago
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-30 - Publisher: Random House

"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for favours (favours being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking on the door for petitions, he would pretend
The Unknown Island
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Bessie Marchant
Categories: Brothers and sisters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1916 - Publisher:

Books about The Unknown Island
The Unknown Island: a Tale of Adventure in the Seychelles, Etc
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: afterwards COMFORT MARCHANT (Bessie)
Categories: Brothers and sisters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1916 - Publisher:

Books about The Unknown Island: a Tale of Adventure in the Seychelles, Etc
The Unknown Island
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Bessie Marchant
Categories: Brothers and sisters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher:

Books about The Unknown Island
Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Bessie Marchant
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-12 - Publisher: BRILL

The motifs of island and shipwreck have been present in literature and the arts from ancient times. The essays in this volume explore shipwreck and island figures together in literary texts, films, Reality TV, music, and art.