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Juan Fernandez Islands

In the Footsteps of Robinson Crusoe: The Facts Behind the Fiction on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Some 415 miles off the coast of Chile, accessible in 2½ hours by small plane, or in 2½ days by monthly supply ship, lies the island generally recognized as the source of Daniel Defoe's famous novel, even if he transposed it to the Caribbean and mightily changed its topography.