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Seeking Robinson Crusoe by Timothy Severin

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English



  • England


  • Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. -- Sources.,
  • Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 -- Knowledge -- History.,
  • Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721.,
  • Wafer, Lionel, 1660?-1705?,
  • Pitman, Henry.,
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc., in literature.,
  • Literature and history -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.,
  • Castaways in literature.,
  • Castaways.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-347) and index.

StatementTim Severin.
LC ClassificationsPR3403.Z5 S474 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination353 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3649922M
ISBN 100333905555, 0333905563
LC Control Number2002491991

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