Allan Gordon is the fictional protagonist of James Hogg's novella The Surpassing Adventures of Allan Gordon. According to the narrative, Allan Gordon was the sole survivor of the Anne Forbes, a whaling ship that disappeared without a trace in 1757. According to a modern editor of Hogg's work, the character of Allan Gordon was inspired by Robinson Crusoe and Hogg's interest, at the time, in polar exploration. Sarah Moss also identifies Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa, accounts of the Ross and Parry expeditions, William Scoresby's Account of the Arctic Regions and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as inspirational sources for the narrative.

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  • Allan Gordon is the fictional protagonist of James Hogg's novella The Surpassing Adventures of Allan Gordon. According to the narrative, Allan Gordon was the sole survivor of the Anne Forbes, a whaling ship that disappeared without a trace in 1757. According to a modern editor of Hogg's work, the character of Allan Gordon was inspired by Robinson Crusoe and Hogg's interest, at the time, in polar exploration. Sarah Moss also identifies Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa, accounts of the Ross and Parry expeditions, William Scoresby's Account of the Arctic Regions and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as inspirational sources for the narrative. (en)
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  • Allan Gordon is the fictional protagonist of James Hogg's novella The Surpassing Adventures of Allan Gordon. According to the narrative, Allan Gordon was the sole survivor of the Anne Forbes, a whaling ship that disappeared without a trace in 1757. According to a modern editor of Hogg's work, the character of Allan Gordon was inspired by Robinson Crusoe and Hogg's interest, at the time, in polar exploration. Sarah Moss also identifies Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa, accounts of the Ross and Parry expeditions, William Scoresby's Account of the Arctic Regions and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as inspirational sources for the narrative. (en)
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