First Edition. "The author has managed very cleverly to show the sharp contrast between life in a country village with its smallness of outlook, snobbishness, and spite, and life in the wild places of the world, where convention and tradition are unknown. What forces of tradition and convention could keep apart for long a man and woman thrown together on a tropical island with no apparent hope of rescue? Their love, when at last it sweeps aside the codes of society, fears, and Barbara's loyalty to another man, is an idyll so passionate and tender that it requires no justification save its own supreme fitness". Basis for the 1924 Paramount Picture feature film starring Richard Dix and Bebe Daniels. Near Fine, short contemporary gift inscription at front endpaper, in Very Good plus dustjacket, few shallow edge chips.