Angel Island

Angel Island If I could only forget the scream that Norton kid gave when he saw the big wave coming It rings in my head And the way his mother pressed his head down on her breast oh my God

  • Title: Angel Island
  • Author: Inez Haynes Irwin Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • ISBN: 9780452262003
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • If I could only forget the scream that Norton kid gave when he saw the big wave coming It rings in my head And the way his mother pressed his head down on her breast oh my God

    651 Comment

    • El says:

      Referenced in The Secret History of Wonder Woman:Inez Haynes Gillmore, who had helped Maud Wood Park found the National College Equal Suffrage League and who was also a member of Heterodoxy, published a novel called Angel Island. Its plot involves five American men who are shipwrecked on a desert island that turns out to be inhabited by "super-humanly beautiful" women with wings, "their bodies just short of heroic size, deep-bosomed, broad-waisted, long-limbed; their arms round like a woman's an [...]

    • Melissa says:

      I stumbled upon this book when it was mentioned in The Secret History of Wonder Woman as an early feminist story. I found it for free as an classic download and really enjoyed this very interesting telling of the battle of the sexes, and sadly can say that not much has changed.

    • Carlos Abrille says:

      Interesting story of a strange courtship beyond realistic and logic point view. Women are just as evil as men. Really astonished they didn't murder the five men in their sleep after the club house deception, which would have been the correct reaction. It was intentional and design by the author that I found disturbing to portray young adult women so willing to surrender to defeat without revenge. Great story, add this to you reading list, it's worthy.

    • Glen Engel-Cox says:

      This is an intriguing feminist work from the early part of this century. While a little dated, it is still very enjoyable. The first part is a bit slow–five men are shipwrecked on a tropical island, and they play talking heads about their situation and their view of women. Finally the plot starts taking shape when they discover that they are being watched by some very unusual creatures. They debate what to do, and make their move about halfway through the book in what has to be one of the more [...]

    • Coleen Dailey says:

      A very interesting story about 5 men who are shipwrecked on an island and find 5 women who have wings who visit them regularly. The women become enamored of them men and the men determine to capture them and make them their wives. The men cut off their wings in a scene somewhat reminiscent of the scene in Malificent where Stephan takes her wings to gain power in the kingdom. The women in Angel Island have never had to walk so they are uable to. The men soon tire of having to carry them every pla [...]

    • Catherine Siemann says:

      Fascinating period piece by an early 19th century feminist and suffragist.Reads awkwardly, characterizations are a bit OTT, but as an example of turn of the 20th century feminist fiction, it's intriguing. Cited by Jill Lepore as an influence on the Paradise Island origins of Wonder Woman.

    • Maria says:

      Great feminist science fiction book. I read it in college and it really got me thinking about the middle ground between the sexes and the idea that since gender is a social construction what is the best way to really define it.

    • Catie says:

      I couldn't get into it. Maybe it's the prose of the time.

    • Debra B. says:

      I enjoyed this book very much. The descriptions of the winged women were gorgeous. The plot was interesting. The feminist theme was well-developed. A very creative endeavor that is undated.

    • Carol Lee Coy says:

      Loved the message!

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