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SEA OF LEYENDS
 
 

 

Title: SEA OF LEYENDS
Author:

MAURA BRESCIA

Size:

26.5 x 18.5

Pages:

152

Year:

1982

Subject Matter:

Historical essay, tourism and ecology.


SUMMARY  
A passionate account of the exotic island of Robinson Crusoe one of the most beautiful places in the world, located in the South Pacific. Here is where the seaman Alexander Selkirk, who gave birth to the legend of the famous cast away created by Daniel Defoe, endured a life of solitude from 1704 to 1709.

Adventures of English, French and Dutch pirates and buccaneers who visited the island have been taken from his travel logs. Among them stand out Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Commodore John Byron, the poet’s grandfather, Captains William Dampier y Woodes Rogers, Cavendish, the naval explorers Schouten and Le Mayre, and others.

The experiences of the islanders, the magic of the sea, nature’s exuberant beauty and moss covered canons stand as silent spectators of events centuries passed.

In a very personal style and with great feeling, the author renders a historical account of the island’s magic world, inhabited by indigenous peoples, filed with ferns, humming birds, lobsters, Sandal trees and Coatis, which give this book a strange fleeting charm, with the incalculable merit of recreating the paradise of Robinson Crusoe, one of literature’s best known characters.
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