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THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE & THE DUSANTES (edition 1933)

by Frank R. Stockton, George Richards (Illustrator)

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Title:THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE & THE DUSANTES
Authors:Frank R. Stockton
Other authors:George Richards (Illustrator)
Info:APPLETON-CENTURY (1933), Hardcover
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The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine by Frank R. Stockton

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Thugh this was written in 1896, it might be described briefly as a comic parody of the Titanic disaster. Two very sensible middle-aged American widows on a Pacific cruise have their ship hit by another --the rest of the passengers and crew go off in lifeboats; the two women and one man set off in another boat and end up marooned on a very comfortable previously though not currently inhabited island, where tey are joined by others. ( )
  antiquary | Nov 10, 2013 |
St. Barts 2013 #6 - A delightful little romp of unexpected pleasure! Not overly deep, but what fun. Also a pleasant surprise in that it was grabbed randomly for my island vacation and i had no idea that part of this tale takes place on a tropical island! Stockton is well-known for his story 'Lady or the Tiger' but i was totally unprepared for the 'laugh out loud' moments in this book. I know there are a few other Stockton books at home in the shelf that I will seek out soon. Highly recommended!! ( )
  jeffome | Jan 20, 2013 |
This is the story of two widows who decide to visit the son of one of them in Japan. Their ship breaks up in a storm but they manage to make it to safety on a nearby island with the help of a young Mr Craig.
  TrysB | Jun 30, 2012 |
A very nice Victorian story with illustrations. Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine are two middle-aged women who become castaways on British island and have adventures. The most amazing thing to me is that this story is still re-published today! ( )
  vintage_books | Nov 5, 2008 |
Very funny, late 19th century story with improbable plot. ( )
  bibliobess | Sep 13, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0781289254, Hardcover)

CiVSTJNG AWAY OF have been taken for farmers wives who, for some unusual reason, had determined to make a voyage across the Pacific; but, on closer observation, one would have been more apt to suppose that they belonged to the families of prosperous tradesmen in some little country town, where, besides the art of rural housewifery, there would be opportunities of becoming acquainted in some degree with the ways and manners of the outside world. They were not of that order of persons who geiierally take first-class passages on steamships, but the stateroom occupied by Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. A leshine was one of the best in the vessel; and although they kept very much to themselves, and showed no desire for the company or notice of the other passengers, they evidently considered themselves quite as good as any one else, and with as much right to voyage to any part of the world in any manner or style which pleased them. Mrs. Leeks was a rather tall woman, large-boned and muscular, and her well-browned countenance gave indications of that conviction of superiority which gradually grows up in the minds of those who for a long time have had absolute control of the destinies of a state, or the multifarious affairs of a country household. Mrs. A leshine was somewhat younger than her friend, somewhat shorter, and a great deal fatter. She had the same air of reliance upon her individual worth that characterized Mrs.
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