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Author Palmer, Christopher, 1948- author

Title Castaway tales : from Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi / Christopher Palmer
Published Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series
Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Contents The sea captain and the perfect mango: revision and parody in castaway narratives -- The Swiss Family Robinson to the mysterious island and beyond: vicissitudes of the Crusoe template -- Moreau and its progeny: abstraction and violence -- Successors of Moreau: madness and cannibalism -- Always another island: females and fridays -- Recent children's novels: recognizing indigeneity, facing death -- Recent science fiction novels: science reaffirmed, nature rethought -- Conclusion: Living phenomena
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Adventure stories -- History and criticism.
Castaways in literature.
Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character)
Islands in literature.
Shipwrecks in literature.
Survival in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0819576220 (electronic bk.)
9780819576224 (electronic bk.)