The Isle Of Pines (1668)

By | October 13, 2019

The Isle Of Pines (1668)

It has been cited as the first robinsonade before Defoe’s work. An example of arcadian fiction, the book presents its story through an Epistolary frame: a “Letter to a friend in London, declaring the truth of his Voyage to the East Indies” written by a fictional Dutchman “Henry Cornelius Van Sloetten,” concerning the discovery of an island in the southern hemisphere, populated with the descendants of a small group of castaways.

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