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Friday, Or the Other Island

(1969)
A novel by

 
 
Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Academie Francaise, 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Michel Tournier's Friday, Or the Other Island

Hardback Editions

February 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Friday, or the Other Island
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-00-221248-X / 978-0-00-221248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

March 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Friday
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-8018-5592-6 / 978-0-8018-5592-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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March 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Friday
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-394-72880-7 / 978-0-394-72880-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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August 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Friday or the Other Island (King Penguin)
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-14-006995-X / 978-0-14-006995-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Friday or the Other Island
Author(s): Michel Tournier
ISBN: 0-14-003816-7 / 978-0-14-003816-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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