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Friday

Michel Tournier

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 0801855926 / ISBN 13: 9780801855924
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Title: Friday

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 240 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Acadmie Franaise, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls Frances best and probably best-known writer. Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tourniers god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then a mulatto named Friday appears and teaches Robinson that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780801855924

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Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Académie Française, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls "France's best and probably best-known writer." Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then a mulatto named Friday appears and teaches Robinson that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization.

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Born in 1924, Michel Tournier studied philosophy and then became a journalist and a writer. He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, The Four Wise Men, Gemini, and The Golden Droplet. The Ogre is also available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.

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