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Omai

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Polynesian islander taken from the South Pacific to London as an example of a ‘noble savage’ in 1774. Britain invaded Otaheite (Tahiti) on 24 June 1767; Omai (Mai) later claimed ...

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Robinson Crusoe

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Children's Literature Studies — British History — History.

Archetypal colonial novel by Daniel Defoe first published in 1719. Friday, a noble savage enslaved by Crusoe, is often

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Tempest

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

A romantic drama by Shakespeare performed and probably written in 1611, printed in the First Folio (1623). Although there are contemporary accounts of the shipwreck of the Sea‐Venture in...

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