Crusoe

Crusoe

Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of A Myth

Book - 2012
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Examines how the exploits of sailor Robert Knox, particularly his escape from captivity on the island of Ceylon, inspired Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe."
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605983349
1605983349
Branch Call Number: 823.5 FRA 2012
Characteristics: 338 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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Liber_vermis
Jun 21, 2016

A very interesting book that interweaves the biography of the English sea captain Robert Knox who was held captive for 20 years in Ceylon; and the biography of entrepreneur and writer Daniel Defoe who used Knox as the basis for his novel "Robinson Crusoe". Some maps and period illustrations; and endnotes, a bibliography and an index compliment the story.

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