Left to Themselves

Edward Irenæus Stevenson (1858 - 1942)

Said to be the first-ever gay youth novel, this 1891 story follows the adventures of 12-year-old Gerald Saxton embarking on a trip from New York, to meet his father in Nova Scotia. He is chaperoned by 17-year-old Philip Touchtone. During the trip, their steamer sinks, they are shipwrecked, and marooned on an island. In addition, a shady antagonist is stalking the two. And while all this is happening, a friendship of mutual affection develops between the boys (nothing explicit). - Summary by Donald Cummings

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Donald Cummings
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Play 01 Mr. Sip’s Appearance and Disappearance--Philip and Gerald Break Ice in Summer Donald Cummings
00:18:43
Play 02 Mutual Confidences; and Philip Turns Red in the Face Donald Cummings
00:18:52
Play 03 All About a Row Donald Cummings
00:19:55
Play 04 Under Sailing Orders Donald Cummings
00:10:40
Play 05 "The Unguessed Beginnings of Trouble" Donald Cummings
00:25:56
Play 06 A Riddle Not Easily Answered--The "Old Province" Donald Cummings
00:13:53
Play 07 Open War Donald Cummings
00:20:54
Play 08 In Night and Mist Donald Cummings
00:13:46
Play 09 Two Out of Twelve Donald Cummings
00:14:00
Play 10 From an Old Scrap-book Donald Cummings
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Play 11 A Nameless Haven Donald Cummings
00:16:10
Play 12 Invading the Unknown Donald Cummings
00:18:09
Play 13 At Home in My Neighbor’s House Donald Cummings
00:25:33
Play 14 Allies Donald Cummings
00:20:30
Play 15 Storm-stayed Donald Cummings
00:33:57
Play 16 Suspense Donald Cummings
00:26:36
Play 17 In the Arbor Donald Cummings
00:26:53
Play 18 Explanations; and Mr. Jennison Sends a Request Donald Cummings
00:13:57
Play 19 After Many Days Donald Cummings
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Play 20 Present and Future Donald Cummings
00:07:58