This book was prized
with the Scholarship for Literary Creativity
Award 2004 from the National Council of
2006 marks 300 years since the most famous
castaway of all time reached shore:
Alexander Selkirk, whose adventure inspired
Daniel Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe, one of
the best read novels of all time.
It is enthralling tale about an
exotic and dreamlike island, located in the
South Pacific, where the sailor Alexander
Selkirk, who gave rise to the legend of the
famous castaway, suffered many years 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 these 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 island was the preferred place
for Brotherhood of the Coast pirates. Here
the magic of the sea, nature’s exuberant
beauty and moss covered canons stand as
silent spectators of events centuries
In a style that is very personal
the author, with great feeling, renders an
historical account that mixes with the magic
world of the island, inhabited by indigenous
peoples, filed with ferns, humming birds,
lobsters, Sandal trees, and Coatis, which
give this book a strange fleeting charm,
joined with the incalculable merit of
recreating the paradise of Robinson Crusoe,
one of literature’s best known characters.
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