Alexander Selkirk was marooned on the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez in 1704 after a row with the captain of his ship. He had been on a treasure seeking adventure to the South Seas. His abandonment meant he was alone for four years and four months, dependent for survival on what the island offered. When rescued he was clad in goat skins and had forgotten how to speak. His story inspired Daniel Defoe to write Robinson Crusoe, the first English novel. In this startlingly original book, which is as much a biography of the island as the man, award-winning author Diana Souhami draws on contemporary memoirs, letters and documents, as well as her own experience of the island to evoke one man's struggle with solitude, fate and his environment.
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Diana Souhami is the author of The Trials of Radclyffe Hall (shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and winner of the US Lambda Literary Award), the bestselling Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter (also winner of the Lambda Literary Award and a New York Times 'Notable Book of the Year'). Her latest book is Murder at Wrotham Hill. She lives in London and Devon.
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Book Description Quercus. 1 Paperback(s), 2001. soft. Book Condition: New. (Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award) The author of Gertrude and Alice, Greta and Cecil, and The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami here gives us a singular blend of fact, lore, and poetic observation to portray the man who inspired Robinson Crusoe. Alexander Selkirk was abandoned by his shipmates on a remote Chilean island in 1704; entirely alone, he depended on his wits and ingenuity to survive. When he was finally rescued four years later, he was clad in goatskins and had forgotten how to speak. Souhami, who herself visited what is now named Isla Robinson Crusoe, vividly evokes Selkirk's struggle with solitude, God, and the untamed wilderness of his island world. 226. Bookseller Inventory # 61314
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