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In Search Of Robinson Crusoe - Tim Severin

In Search Of Robinson Crusoe

Paperback Published: 1st June 2003
ISBN: 9780465076994
Number Of Pages: 344

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With his signature approach to literary sleuthing, Tim Severin retraces the footsteps of castaways and pirates to discover the inspiration behind Daniel Defoe's brilliant creation, Robinson Crusoe. . Insightful travel writing, riveting narrative history, and clever scholarly discoveries make this a remarkably rich and varied book. Tim Severin has once again demonstrated a superb ability to bring together literature and adventure in an engrossing narrative.

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"It's hard to say which is more interesting--the history Severin so capably writes or his own adventures in the odd, forlorn places his research takes him to. He knows how to blend his ingredients to generate the kind of heat a reader wants from a book." "Blending travel narrative, maritime history, and a literary mystery, [Severin] pores over the exploits of eighteenth-century pirates, deftly pieces together clues...and has a few adventures of his own. A fascinating read."

Maroonp. 1
Isla Robinson Crusoep. 23
Moskito Manp. 99
Painted Manp. 181
Salt Tortugap. 239
Crusoe Foundp. 323
A Note on Sources, and Acknowledgmentsp. 331
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ISBN: 9780465076994
ISBN-10: 0465076998
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st June 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.87  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

Tim Severin

About the Author

Tim Severin, explorer/traveller, author, film-maker and lecturer, made his first expedition by motor cycle along the route of Marco Polo while still a student at Oxford. This was the start of his career as an explorer and writer. Severin has recreated a number of legendary voyages and journeys in order to determine how much of the legends are based on factual experience.

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