Selkirk's Island

Selkirk's Island

The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe

Book - 2002
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A fascinating account of piracy, betrayal, and raw survival on the high seas and dry land, Selkirk's Island rediscovers the amazing tale of an eighteenth-century legend. Born a poor Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk signed with William Dampier, a pirate who was as famous for his self-promotion as for his naval success, on an ill-fated quest to pillage the famous Manila galleon. After a series of scuffles with the captain, Selkirk was put ashore on an island three hundred miles west of South America. Alone and with little more than the clothes on his back, Selkirk spent four long years learning to survive.
Drawing on Selkirk's own testimony, that of his rescuers and fellow crewmen, and petitions from two women who each claimed to be his wife, celebrated biographer Diana Souhami uncovers the truth behind the strangeness and wonder of a forgotten man and his unforgettable experience.
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, 2002, c2001.
Edition: 1st Harvest ed. --
ISBN: 9780156027175
0156027178
Branch Call Number: 996.180092 Selki-S
Characteristics: 246 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm. --

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