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In search of Robinson Crusoe by Timothy Severin

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
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

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Edition Notes

StatementTim Severin.
LC ClassificationsPR3403.Z5 S47 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3569537M
ISBN 10046507698X
LC Control Number2002071661

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