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Selkirk"s Island

The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe

by Diana Souhami

  • 214 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Harcourt .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7362478M
ISBN 100151005265
ISBN 109780151005260

SELKIRK'S ISLAND by Diana Souhami FMCM Again we are setting an end of month press date for this title with confirmed publicity in Guardian My Life In Writing (20/4), The Herald's My Favourite Book. Selkirk Stories is an independent publishing house. We publish the stories of Prince Edward Island, in fiction and in works of genealogy and Island history. 1 [email protected]

Get this from a library! Selkirk's Island. [Diana Souhami] -- Offers an account of the life and experiences of Alexander Selkirk, whose adventures and solitary struggle for survival after being marooned on a desert island inspired Daniel Defoe's classic novel.   This book gives an authoritative account of the colourful story, using journals of those who dumped and rescued Selkirk, as well as Souhami's own visit to the island. Selkirk's life falls neatly into three stages: Early Life, The Maroon, and After/5().

The Island by Armin Greder: Originally published in in German, and winner of multiple German and French book awards, Armin Greder's The Island is now available in English. While this picture book might be disturbing for the very young, it is an allegory that /5. In , Daniel Defoe published his novel “ Robinson Crusoe”, the protagonist of which bore an uncanny resemblance to Selkirk. Title page of the book The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe (). Public Domain. Selkirk’s fame, however, was not quite celebrated in his hometown of Lower : Dhwty.


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Selkirk"s Island by Diana Souhami Download PDF EPUB FB2

Selkirk's Island is a book filled with fascinating facts woven together with logical conjecture. I recommend it as a spellbinding read for anyone who is comfortable thinking "outside the box".Cited by: 2.

Diana Souhami's revelatory account of Alexander Selkirk's adventures on the high seas and dry land leads us to the answers to both these questions, and explores the reality behind the romance of privateering on the high seas/5.

Selkirk's Island Hardcover – January 1, by Diana Souhami (Author)/5(37). The story of the original Robinson Crusoe, Selkirk’s Island is a book that is as hypnotic and compelling as the island that forms its real subject.

A great adventure story. A very interesting book, a bit disjointed in structure, but very revealing of what life was like - both for the guy marooned hundreds of miles of the coast of Chile, but also for the various pirates and scoundrels attempting to steal Spanish ill-gotten gold/5(37).

Winner of the Whitbread Biography Award: The true story of the shipwrecked Scottish buccaneer who inspired Daniel Defoe’s novel. This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for s: 7.

This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in led to shipwreck on remote Juan Fernández Island off the coast of Chile/5(37).

Selkirk's Island - Kindle edition by Souhami, Diana. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Selkirk's Island/5(37). I read Selkirk’s Island for a Scottish Book Club that I belong to.

I wish it told more about Selkirk’s time on the Island and less about his earlier sailing experiences. I thought it would have been more like Robinson Crusoe because Selkirk’s Island was the model for Robinson Crusoe/5(20).

The Incredible Survival Story of Alexander Selkirk How One Man Survived On a Deserted Island for Over Four Years, and Inspired the Tale of Robinson Crusoe. pp, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £ This book is a retelling of Robinson Crusoe in which the real hero is the island; a parable of nature surviving the colonising ambitions of man.

It Author: Greg Dart. 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/5().

The author begins her narrative not with the man but with the place: Isla Juan Fernandez, “The Island,” a volcanic crag off the coast of South America teeming with Author: Diana Souhami.

Alexander Selkirk ( – 13 December ) was a Scottish privateer and Royal Navy officer who spent four years and four months as a castaway (–) after being marooned by his captain on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific survived that ordeal, but succumbed to tropical illness a dozen years later while serving aboard HMS Weymouth off West :Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland.

SELKIRK'S ISLAND by Diana Souhami FMCM Again we are setting an end of month press date for this title with confirmed publicity in Guardian My Life In Writing (20/4), The Herald's My Favourite Book (4/5), and BBC Radio 4 Open Book (21/4) and Excess Baggage (13/4), with local radio including BBC GMR and Austrian Broadcasting Company plus BBC World Service's Outlook (25/4)/5().

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Get this from a library. Selkirk's island. [Diana Souhami] -- In Selkirk, a Scottish privateer, joined an expedition, captained by William dampier, to plunder French and Spanish ships off the coast of South America.

Conditions on board were appalling. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Selkirk's Island Harcourt, Oct, pp. ISBN: In an aristocrat and a sea captain cut a deal to pillage the Manila galleon.

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Robinson Crusoe (/ ˈ k r uː s oʊ /) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character Author: Daniel Defoe.

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of () by Souhami, Diana/5().Selkirk’s Island revises the castaway story in the light of our intense unease about what we have done to nature, and perhaps our fear of the approaching consequences of this mistreatment.

Souhami’s book is not fiction, but it presents an intense reinterpretation whose point and passion cannot be missed.The story of Alexander Selkirk, a pirate who sailed the South Seas on looting expeditions for gold and treasure. Eventually, he marooned himself on an island off the coast of Chile and spent years in solitude there before being rescued.

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