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

Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank, (electronic resource)

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Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth
Title
Crusoe
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Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth
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Katherine Frank
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eng
Summary
A remarkable literary hybrid-part biography, part detective story-about the enduring figure of Robinson Crusoe Where did Crusoe come from? Frank explores the intertwined lives of two real men, Daniel Defoe and Robert Knox, and the character and book that emerged from their peculiar conjunction. 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 bestseller 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
Summary
Examines how the exploits of sailor Robert Knox, particularly his escape from captivity on the island of Ceylon, inspired Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe."
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Award
Library Journal Best Books 2012
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10114343
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Midwest
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Frank, Katherine
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823.5
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character)
  • Castaways in literature
Target audience
adult
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Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth
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Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11551999
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453249178
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11551999
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Crusoe : Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the creation of a myth, Katherine Frank, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11551999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453249178
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11551999
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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