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shipwrecked sailor; lost for eleven years. [Br. Lit.: “Enoch Arden” in Benét, 316]
commander of H.M.S. Bounty who was cast adrift by mutinous crew. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
crew member of the Bounty cast onto South Sea island. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
resourceful butler who leads master and his family through difficulties on deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Admirable Crichton]
shipwreck victim who lives on desert island with savage he names Friday. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
comedy about a party shipwrecked on a South Pacific island. [TV: Terrace, I, 312–313]
Lost in Space
marooned pirate, helps secure treasure hidden on island. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
family is shipwrecked in space. [TV: Terrace, II, 38–39]
real-life prototype of Robinson Crusoe. [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 45]
Swiss Family Robinson
knowledgeable engineer makes life bearable for castaway party on deserted island. [Fr. Lit.: Mysterious Island]
family shipwrecked on a deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.