Marooned: The Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe

content.chilifresh-4Marooned: The Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske

This book offers the true survival story of the man who inspired Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe. In 1704, English sailing master Alexander Selkirk was marooned on Juan Fernandez, an isolated Pacific island. There he hunted seals, fashioned primitive tools, made clothes from goatskins, read his Bible, and made peace with his lot. Five years later he was rescued and returned to England, though he never regained the peace of mind he had found on his island.

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