"Four thousand years of shipwrecks in literature and film"-- Provided by publisher.
1. Shipwreck narratives 2. Shipwreck and identity in Homer's Odyssey 3. Shipwreck and opportunity from Ancient Egypt to the modern Caribbean 4. The struggle for power in Shakespeare's The Tempest 5. Salvation, power, and freedom: Saint Paul, caliban, and voyages in outter space 6. Culture and spiritual rebirth in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe 7. The struggle for survival in Philoctetes, Cast Away, and First on Mars 8. Competing narratives in Walcott's Pantomime and Coetzee's Foe 9. Conflict, the common good, and redemption in The Mysterious Island, Lord of the Flies, Lost, and Gilligan's Island 10. Shipwreck and the selling of paradise.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index. Description based on information from the publisher.