Castaway in Paradise

Castaway in Paradise

The Incredible Adventures of True-life Robinson Crusoes

Book - 1993
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Behind the powerful mythic figure of the castaway lies the enthralling true stories of individuals who, due to shipwrecks, perfidious sea captains, or their own choice, were castaway on remote & foreign shores. Award-winning travel writer James C. Simmons here presents the fascinating adventures of real-life Robinson Crusoes, from Herman Melville to Alexander Selkirk, Defoe's model for Crusoe. "Just as the adventures of Selkirk/Crusoe enthralled readers in 1719, the chronicles here will surely prove exciting to readers today." Publishers Weekly "The incredible obstacles overcome by these resourceful, persevering souls will leave modern readers slack-jawed. No two stories are alike, & all are compelling." School Library Journal "His book will attract armchair travelers & anyone with a history addiction. But its real appeal is much deeper & much more universal: It re-ignites everyone's daydream of being a castaway in paradise." The Philadelphia Inquirer
Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Sheridan House : 1993
ISBN: 9780924486449
Branch Call Number: 910.45 Si47c
Characteristics: 249p


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