I think the only place Count Olaf threatens to take the children to is Peru. A quick Google search tells me Peru has islands, so I suppose the Island could be part of the country of Peru, but doubt this.
TBB talks about an island where you are forbidden from removing its fruit. TWW mentions a Chartreuse Island. TMM states Snicket and his driver were stranded on an island surrounded by man-eating crocodiles. TEE mentions the island which you alluded to in your post. In TE, Erewhon mentions she lived on an island even further away before come to The Island. ATWQ mentions offshore island.
These are all the notes I have about islands in my commonplace book.
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Post by Hermes (or Herms) on Sept 20, 2019 8:33:07 GMT -5
No, O never discusses putting the Baudelaires on an island. It looks as if, throughout the first half of the series at least, he is seeking to become their legal guardian, trying to convince Josephine, Sir and Nero, in turn, to hand them over (later his motives become more confused, but he is not so fixated on the Baudelaires anyway). With the Quagmires, on the other hand, he never tries this, but always assumes he has to keep them in secret. (My theory is that they have a guardian somewhere - this would also explain how they got out of the Orphans' Shack.)
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.
There are a couple of hints about islands in the series; I suspect Handler had already decided that he wanted the last book to take place on a desert island, he just hadn't settled on the details yet. Foxy, TPP also talks about an island, in terms obviously anticipating The End, on pages 177-178.