Susan Barton finds herself marooned on an island in the Atlantic with an Englishman named Robinson Cruso and his mute slave Friday. Rescued after a year of Cruso's company, back in England with Friday in tow, she approaches the author Daniel Foe, offering him the story of the island if he will make her rich and famous. But Foe is less interested in the history of Robinson Cruso than in the story of Susan Barton. How did she earn a living in Brazil? Who were the mutineers who marooned her? Where is the daughter for whom she claimes to have been searching the ends of the earth? And how did Friday lose his tongue?
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"A small miracle of a book...of marvelous intricacy and overwhelming power." --The Washington Post Book World"Foe is a finely honed testament to its author's intelligence, imagination, and skill.... The writing is lucid and precise, the landscape depicted mythic yet specific." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesAbout the Author:
J.M.Coetzee has won many literary awards including Booker prizes for his novels Life & Times of Micheal K and, most recently, Disgrace.
Born in Cape Town, he was educated in South Africa and the United States and is now a professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmonsworth Uk. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. J. M. Coetzee (Winner of the Booker Prize) Foe 157 S., Taschenbuch Penguin Buchdeckel hat leichte Lagerspuren, sonst einwandfrei - ungelesen . Some time in the second decade of the eighteenth century one Susan Barton told Mr. Daniel Foe of her hard and unusual life - most particularly the span of time she spent cast away on an island with a man caled Cruso and his mutilated negro servant Friday. This is the story of her story and how it fared at her hands of Foe: distorter of truth and inventor of histories. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719 by renowned journalist Daniel Defoe. enormously successful, it is the supposedly true story of a man stranded for many years on an island in the Atlantic with only his servant Man Friday for company. No mention of Susan Barton is made in it. Bookseller Inventory # 000401
Book Description Penguin Group, UK, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022742