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The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper (edition 2005)
by Simon Leys
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Traces the harrowing 1629 shipwreck of nearly three hundred survivors on small islands off the coast of western Australia who found themselves at the mercy of a visionary psychopath and his team of supporters, a group that brutalized the survivors before eventually slaughtering them in an organized massacre.
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Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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