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Castaway Tales
From Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi
Christopher Palmer

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Contents
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• PART 1: SETTLEMENT
• 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
• PART 2: VIOLENCE
Moreau and Its Progeny: Abstraction and Violence
• Successors of
Moreau: Madness and Cannibalism
• PART 3: RECONCILIATION
• 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
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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