I always loved that book, but reading it anew, I found many shocking aspects and terms. Indigenous people are "savages", animals are "beasts", the "Lincoln Island" becomes "colony", and castaways are "colonists"; uprising for independence in India is called "mutiny" against "good and noble British fellows" who enslaved 1/3 of the globe in their "Drang nach... " in all possible directions.

There are also some funny mistakes like monkeys, jaguars, kangaroos and coalas on the island as well as other species of fauna and flora, which are absent on Pacific islands. Or, Australian Aborigenes using bows and arrows.

Of course, the book is a sort of s/f, but parallel to all that scientific knowledge and perfection, such inconstinences are simply shocking.