Crusoe's Daughter

Crusoe's Daughter

Book - 2012
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In 1904, six-year-old Polly Flint is sent to live with her aunt{u2019}s in a house by the sea. Orphaned shortly thereafter, Polly will spend the next eighty years stranded in this quiet corner of the world as 20th century rages in the background. Throughout it all Polly returns again and again to the story of Robinson Crusoe, who, marooned like her, fends off the madness of isolation with imagination.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2012
ISBN: 9781609450694
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 01, 2015

This story of Polly Flint, born in 1898, tells her story over the course of most of the century and a period of great change. "Robinson Crusoe" is a touchstone throughout her life - does fiction do this any longer?

Nov 29, 2013

This is as much about the history of the novel and the evolution of women's writing and reading of it, as it is the story of one girl, from foundling, to lover, spinster, mad drunken encyclopedist, motherly teacher, and dotty old woman. Polly Flint takes Robinson Crusoe as her bible, shipwrecked as a woman in the early twentieth century, building and rebuilding her hut. If you love Virago Classics, this will make you very happy.

lpwords Oct 24, 2012

Beautifully written in a compelling voice.


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