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Robinson Crusoe

By lenocm
Lower Largo in Fife is home to a statue of Robinson Crusoe which marks the site of the cottage where Alexander Selkirk was born. Selkirk, born in the Village of Lower Largo, ran away to sea as a young man. It was in later life that he was put ashore on the Pacific Island which was to become his home for over four and a half years until he was rescued by a passing ship.

The novelist Daniel Defoe dramatised and published the true story which quickly became a classic.

Tags: General Fife Lower largo Robinson crusoe

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pablophotographer 5 644 263
17 Feb 2014 9:44PM
Robinson Crusoe was my dad, or so I believed when I was a young boy and my dad read me the book as a bedtime story.

thanks dad, thanks mr Defoe, thanks mr Selkirk

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5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 1:00AM
An interesting narrative supported by an excellent shot of this famous sculpture. Great detail and the colour of the weathered bronze is beautiful.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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