Friday (Paperback)

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A highly praised novel--now in a new paperback edition

Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Acad mie Fran aise, is a sly, enchanting retelling of the legend of Robinson Crusoe by the man the New Yorker calls France's best and probably best-known writer. Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then a mulatto named Friday appears and teaches Robinson that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization.

About the Author

Born in 1924, Michel Tournier studied philosophy and then became a journalist and a writer. He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, The Four Wise Men, Gemini, and The Golden Droplet. The Ogre is also available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801855924
ISBN-10: 0801855926
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 1997
Pages: 240
Language: English