Friday by Michel Tournier

Friday, winner of the 1967 Grand Prix du Roman of the Académie Française, 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.

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The 2430th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 55th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Friday Hardcover 4016324 $42.00
Viernes O La Vida Salvaje (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 14471966 $33.23
FRIDAY (Pantheon modern writers) Paperback 3684363 $5.99 $0.55 1985
The Finalists: Excerpts from the Five 2007 Costa Award-winning Books: No. II Paperback 7025261 $0.79 2008
Viernes O la Vida Salvaje Paperback 9413694 $0.01 1981
Friday Paperback 412129 $20.72 $4.97 1997
Friday & Robinson Hardcover 7730901 $80.15 $4.95 1972
Viernes O La Vida Salvaje / Friday (Spanish Edition) Paperback 19882565 $13.99 2011
Friday and Robinson Paperback 5782484 $632.53 $3.73 2003
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