Love blossoms amid a tropical paradise in this tale of two children stranded on a remote South Pacific island. Richard and Emmeline escape from a burning ship and learn to fend for themselves, as they fish, swim, dive for pearls, and explore their idyllic home in the Blue Lagoon. But with the passing of time, the innocents begin to experience strange emotions and discover a new dimension to their relationship.
H. De Vere Stacpoole's popular 1908 romance inspired two sequels as well as four movie versions. His lyrical descriptions of the restless sea, the enchanting desert island, and the charming young lovers are complemented by captivating images envisioned by a master from the Golden Age of Illustration, Willy Pogány.
Reprint of the T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., London, 1910 edition.