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THREE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE LONE INHABITANT OF ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND(1704-2004)
 
 

 

Title: THREE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE LONE INHABITANT OF ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND(1704-2004)
Author: MAURA BRESCIA DE VAL
Size: 25 x 18
Pages: 248

Year:

November, 2004

ISBN:

956-8089-04-7

Subject Matter:

History, geography, ecology, adventures, trips, tourism.

SUMMARY  

This book was prized with the Scholarship for Literary Creativity Award 2004 from the National Council of Books.

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 passed.

           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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