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Seeking Robinson Crusoe

Seeking Robinson Crusoe

by Tim Severin

Publisher Macmillan

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  • Hardcover


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From one of our foremost travel writers and adventures comes an exiting journey into the history and myth surrounding Robinson Crusoe Seeking Robinson Crusoe explores the legend behind Danile Defoe's classic novel, positing possible places where this famous literary character could have been marooned. Furthermore it examines the claim that Crusoe was based on a real life castaway, Alexander Selkirk. Effortlessly describing the tropical locales and the practicalities of island life, Tim Severin brings the fictional and the factual together, taking the reader on a voyage of unusual discovery. And, along the way, explodes some enduring myths.

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About the Author

Tim Severin

Tim Severin (1940 – 2020) was born in 1940 and educated at Tonbridge School and Oxford University. He sailed a leather boat across the Atlantic in the wake of Saint Brendan, captained an Arab sailing ship from Muscat to China, steered the replica of a Bronze Age galley to seek the landfalls of Jason and Ulysses, investigated the route of the First Crusade, travelled on  horseback with the nomads of Mongolia to explore the heritage of Genghis Khan, sailed the Pacific on a bamboo raft to test the theory that ancient Chinese mariners could have travelled to the Americas, and retraced the journeys of Alfred Russel Wallace, Victorian pioneer naturalist, through the Spice Islands of Indonesia. He wrote about all these adventures in award winning books.

Tim Severin held the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and received accolades for his writing including the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. When not travelling he lived in Co. Cork, Ireland.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Fine first edition with very slight bruising to the top of the spine. In a fine, clipped dust jacket with slight bruising to the same point at the top of the spine.

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