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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date January 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140096231
ISBN-10 014009623X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Returning to London after being marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Susan Barton approaches the author Daniel Foe with the story of her adventures with Robinson Cruso and the mute Friday
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With the same electrical intensity of language and insight that he brought to Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe—and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself.

J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. 

In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. For as narrated by Foe—as by Coetzee himself—the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670813988 Book cover for 9781555042998
 
Large print edition from John Curley & Assoc (October 1, 1987)
9781555042998 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: Returning to London after being marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Susan Barton approaches the author Daniel Foe with the story of her adventures with Robinson Crusoe and the mute negro Friday
from Viking Pr (February 1, 1987)
9780670813988 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Returning to London after being marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Susan Barton approaches the author Daniel Foe with the story of her adventures with Robinson Cruso and the mute Friday
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140096231 Book cover for 9788439710455 Book cover for 9788497935593 Book cover for 9789879397398
 
With J. M. Coetzee | from Gardners Books (August 20, 2015)
9780241973691 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $15.50
With Alejandro Garcia Reyes (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Debolsillo (July 30, 2009); titled "Foe: Null"
9788497935593 | details & prices | 156 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.95
About: La reescritura del mito de Robison Crusoe.
from Mondadori (September 1, 2005)
9789879397398 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $9.95
About: Rare book
With Alejandro Garcia Reyes (other contributor) | from Grijalbo Mondadori (May 31, 2004); titled "Foe: Null"
9788439710455 | details & prices | 153 pages | 5.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.95
About: Rare book
With Alejandro Garcia Reyes (other contributor) | from Grijalbo Mondadori (May 31, 2004); titled "Foe: Null"
9788439710455 | details & prices | 153 pages | 5.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.95
About: Rare book
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (January 1, 1988)
9780140096231 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Returning to London after being marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Susan Barton approaches the author Daniel Foe with the story of her adventures with Robinson Cruso and the mute Friday

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