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Castaway

Arden, Enoch
shipwrecked sailor; lost for eleven years. [Br. Lit.: “Enoch Arden” in Benét, 316]
Bligh, Captain
commander of H.M.S. Bounty who was cast adrift by mutinous crew. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Byam, Roger
crew member of the Bounty cast onto South Sea island. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Crichton
resourceful butler who leads master and his family through difficulties on deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Admirable Crichton]
Crusoe, Robinson
shipwreck victim who lives on desert island with savage he names Friday. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
Gilligan’s Island
comedy about a party shipwrecked on a South Pacific island. [TV: Terrace, I, 312–313]
Gunn, Ben
marooned pirate, helps secure treasure hidden on island. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
Lost in Space
family is shipwrecked in space. [TV: Terrace, II, 38–39]
Selkirk, Alexander
real-life prototype of Robinson Crusoe. [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 45]
Smith, Cyrus
knowledgeable engineer makes life bearable for castaway party on deserted island. [Fr. Lit.: Mysterious Island]
Swiss Family Robinson
family shipwrecked on a deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
References in classic literature ?
For, pursuing the image of the cast-away blundering upon the complications of an unknown scheme of life, it was I, the castaway, who was the savage, the simple innocent child of nature.
So," he said, "no one knows now where the third vessel perished that was constructed by the castaways on the island of Vanikoro?
It was a much-relieved party of castaways that found itself once more united.
Lady Greystoke suffered far greater anguish than any other of the castaways, for the blow to her hopes and her already cruelly lacerated mother-heart lay not in her own privations but in the knowledge that she might now never be able to learn the fate of her first-born or do aught to discover his whereabouts, or ameliorate his condition--a condition which imagination naturally pictured in the most frightful forms.
And as matters tended from bad to worse in the camp of the castaways upon the east coast of Jungle Island, another camp came into being upon the north coast.
Could this well-organized and comparatively secure party of castaways have seen the ragged, fear-haunted trio a few miles south of them they would scarcely have recognized in them the formerly immaculate members of the little company that had laughed and played upon the LADY ALICE.
It did not take the castaways long to reach the shore, you may be sure.
Often the castaways were only saved from drowning to die miserably from starvation on a barren coast; oth- ers suffered violent death or else slavery, passing through years of precarious existence with people to whom their strangeness was an object of suspi- cion, dislike or fear.
As the whirl of dust drew nearer to the solitary bluff upon which the two castaways were reposing, the canvas-covered tilts of waggons and the figures of armed horsemen began to show up through the haze, and the apparition revealed itself as being a great caravan upon its journey for the West.
The rescuing party were speedily able to convince the two castaways that their appearance was no delusion.
A NEW version of Castaway is seeking a bunch of strangers who are willing to live together in a remote spot for a year.
Most cruises feature a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island paradise reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.