In Pierre Mael's 1898 Under the Sea to the North Pole, heroic Isabelle de Keralio is one of the leaders of an expedition that plans to reach the North Pole using steamships, balloons and submarines. After facing freezing, starvation and fierce polar bears, she finally discovers the bizarre secret that lies at the Pole. Originally published in French in 1893 as "A French Woman at the North Pole". Includes the original illustrations.

The Cruise of the Kawa by "Walter E. Traprock" (George S. Chappell) is a classic of surrealistic humor. Satirizing the spate of South Seas novels and movies that assailed the public in the 1920s, the novel tells of an incredible voyage to the bizarre Filbert Islands. Illustrated with photographs.


So controversial was The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God when it first appeared in 1932 that it provoked public outcry with Shaw decried as a blasphemer. Today, it remains a surprisingly irreverent depiction of the universal search for God. This brilliantly sardonic allegory showcases some of Shaw's most unorthodox thoughts on religion and race. Includes an afterword by the author and the original illustrations.

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The Blue Lagoon Omnibus. Henry DeVere Stacpoole's classic trilogy of innocence, love, adventure and discovery in the lost Edens of the South Seas. Also includes "The Three Laws and the Golden Rule" by Morgan Robertson, which may have been one of Stacpoole's inspirations. Numerous illustrations by Ron Miller. 



Morgan Robertson's classic short story, "Three Laws and the Golden Rule" with its prequel, "Primordial." These stories might be considered the predecessors of "The Blue Lagoon."




Penguin Island, Anatole France's satiric classic, opens with a Christian missionary monk who accidentally lands on the island and mistakes the native penguins for people and baptizes them. This mistake causes a problem for God who normally only allows people to be baptized, so he resolves it by converting the penguins to people and giving them a soul. Includes the original illustrations by Frank C. Pape.

Letters from Earth. Mark Twain's acid critique of religion, the church and God was suppressed during his lifetime. It was not eventually published until nearly half a century after his death. Must reading for everyone who professes to an interest in religion.