The island was discovered and named by Columbus on his second journey to America in 1493. Extensive literature exists and numerous novels have been written on the eventful history of the Caribbean, the tragic fate of many people and the enormous, often forgotten, economic significance of these islands for Europe and America. If you are interested, we recommend you start with Mitchener's "Caribbean". Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (the neighboring Norman Island) is interesting for children. Our library in the Living Room offers a selection of classical and modern literature on the Caribbean.