Hippolyte's Island: An Illustrated Novel

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Chronicle Books, 2001 - Fiction - 282 pages
In search of a new adventure, Hippolyte Webb, quixotic spirit, modern-day explorer, and natural historian, sets his sights on the Auroras, a group of tiny islands in the middle of the South Atlantic. His destination wouldn't be so unusual, except that these islands were last spotted almost two hundred years ago. Equipped with a centuries-old map, an inadequate sailboat, and an advance payment for a book about his quest, Hippolyte embarks on an unforgettable voyage, not just through unfamiliar seas but through the uncharted territory of his own mind and heart. This new novel by the author of The Sensualist and The Tattooed Map--lavishly illustrated with over forty illustrations and a fold-out map--is an enigmatic tale bridging the space that lies between what we believe and what we know.

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

Simply delightful story of Hippolyte, who never having sailed before, takes off from the Falkland Islands in search of the Auroras, and his subsequent battles with his down to earth editor to have the saga of his adventures published as a book. Read full review

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

Hippolyte Webb spends his life traveling, but only to out-of the-way, offbeat, and little-known places. He supports his lifestyle writing articles on his adventures, often in one of the numerous ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Barbara Hodgson is a Vancouver-based writer, photographer, and designer. Her illustrated novels include The Tattooed Map, The Sensualist, and Hippolyte's Island.

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