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Author Name:    WILLIAMS, William

Title:   Mr. Penrose. US in dj

Publisher:    Indiana University, 1969, 

Seller ID:   21980

WILLIAMS, William (1727-1791). Mr. Penrose : The Journal of Penrose, Seaman. With Introduction and Notes by David Howard Dickason. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, (1969). Pp 384. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "Througha feat of literary detection David Dickason has discovered the original ma nuscript of what may be the first novel ever written in America. It is a good, rousing yarn in the Robinson Crusoe tradition: a British sailor is shipwrecked on the Caribbean coast of Central America, acquires an Indian wife and children, builds up a little community of Indians and Europeans, has various adventures, rejects opportunities to return to civilization, and finally dies. [...] Williams wrote it during his thirty years in the American colonies (approximately 1745-1775)..." - from the dj. Vg in nicked dj. 30.00


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