Friday

Description

Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Academie Francaise, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls "France's best and probably best-known writer." Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then a mulatto named Friday appears and teaches Robinson that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization.

Details

Author(s)
Michel Tournier
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 13mm | 318g
Publication date
18 Mar 1997
Publisher
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Baltimore, MD, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
No
ISBN10
0801855926
ISBN13
9780801855924
Bestsellers rank
345,343