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The Resource Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank

Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank

Label
Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth
Title
Crusoe
Title remainder
Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Frank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"January 1719. A man sits at a table, writing. Nearly sixty, 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." -- Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Katherine
Dewey number
823.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3403.Z5
LC item number
F73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Knox, Robert
  • Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character)
  • Castaways in literature
Label
Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Two writing men -- Crusoe's secret -- 'Captivated' -- Shipwrecked by land -- 'Having but little and wanting lesse' -- Escape -- Another escape -- Stranger, author, captain -- Captain Knox recaptivated -- St. Helena -- Captain Knox and Captain Singleton -- Ancient mariners -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn755704997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus cloth ed.
Extent
  • 338 p., [8] p. of plates
  • Reprint. Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
Isbn
9781605983349
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1432692
  • (OCoLC)755704997
Label
Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Two writing men -- Crusoe's secret -- 'Captivated' -- Shipwrecked by land -- 'Having but little and wanting lesse' -- Escape -- Another escape -- Stranger, author, captain -- Captain Knox recaptivated -- St. Helena -- Captain Knox and Captain Singleton -- Ancient mariners -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn755704997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus cloth ed.
Extent
  • 338 p., [8] p. of plates
  • Reprint. Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
Isbn
9781605983349
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1432692
  • (OCoLC)755704997

Library Locations

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      8125 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX, 77382, US
      30.18243 -95.56151
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