The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles
Date: January 2011
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes
A novella that was first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854. It consists of ten philosophical "Sketches" on the Encantadas, or Galápagos Islands. It was collected in The Piazza Tales in 1856. The Encantadas was to become the most critically successful of that collection. All of the stories are replete with symbolism reinforcing the cruelty of life on the Encantadas.