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In search of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Timothy Severin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Severin adds the world's most famous castaway to the roster of legendary figures whose adventures he has explored. In his signature approach to literary sleuthing, Severin uncovers the seaman's world that captured Daniel Defoe's imagination and then tracks to their source the tales of the real life castaways whose adventures informed the tale of Robinson Crusoe." "The vivid stories of sailors washed ashore from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Alexander Selkirk; Daniel Defoe; Alexander Selkirk
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Severin
ISBN: 046507698X 9780465076987
OCLC Number: 988709107
Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Tim Severin.

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"Severin adds the world's most famous castaway to the roster of legendary figures whose adventures he has explored. In his signature approach to literary sleuthing, Severin uncovers the seaman's world that captured Daniel Defoe's imagination and then tracks to their source the tales of the real life castaways whose adventures informed the tale of Robinson Crusoe." "The vivid stories of sailors washed ashore from shipwrecks, buccaneers on the run, white slaves escaping from pirates and mutineers fleeing tyrannical captains were the mix from which Defoe conjured The Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. These real life seafarers survived the unimaginable with considerably less grace than the fictional hero they inspired, but they too were remarkably enterprising men who built their own escape vessels, waited years for friendly ships, and ate what they could find." "Tim Severin travels to the sites of these amazing survival stories, camping on islands and visiting jungles to put to the test the adventures of likely models for Crusoe and his companion Man Friday."--Jacket.

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