Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the Creation of a Myth

Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the Creation of a Myth

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Paperback, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781605984391, ISBN10 1605984396
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CRUSOE [9781605984391]

January 1719. A man sits at a table, writing. Nearly sixty years old, Daniel Defoe is troubled with gout and mired in political controversy and legal threats. But for the moment he is preoccupied by a younger man on a barren shore--Robinson Crusoe. Several miles south, another old man, Robert Knox, sits bent over a heavy volume--published nearly forty years before. Knox's Historical Relation was a best seller when it was published in 1681, just a year after he escaped from Ceylon and returned to England. Where did Crusoe come from? And what is the secret of his endurance? Crusoe explores the intertwined lives of two real men, Daniel Defoe and Robert Knox, and the character and book that emerged from their peculiar conjunction. It is the biography of a book and its hero: the story of Defoe, the man who wrote Robinson Crusoe, and of Robert Knox, the man who was Crusoe.

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Number of Pages: 338
Original Languages: English
Author: Frank, Katherine
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9781605984391
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1605984396
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