Friday, October 16, 2015

Top ten books that explore pioneer life

Lucy Inglis is a historian and novelist. One of her ten favorite books that explore pioneer life, as shared at the Guardian:
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Or to give its full title: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates. Crusoe is the original pioneer story, and is as much about what the wilderness teaches us about ourselves as it is about survival. A classic.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Robinson Crusoe is among Alan Gurganus's six favorite books with sympathetic characters in dangerous settings, ten great books about hurricanes, and Bear Grylls's top ten stories of survival and bravery.

The Page 99 Test: Robinson Crusoe.

--Marshal Zeringue