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Crichton is butler to a radical peer, Lord Loam. When a party of Lord Loam's upper class friends are wrecked on a desert isle in the Pacific, Crichton takes over. He becomes the group's leader and keeps them well and safe during the emergency. Lord Loam is relegated to a kind of handyman.
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When the group is finally rescued, they reverse positions and Chrichton again becomes the simple butler. Since he is a conservative unlike the radical Lord, he accepts his loss of stature as part of the natural social order. Barrie's play is a comment on the illogical nature of social class distinction.

The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein



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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Life of a profession:    -   butler/janitor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   stranded on island

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Islands

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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