The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

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Overview

The only survivor of a shipwreck during a slaving expedition, plantation-owner Robinson Crusoe is forced to fight for survival on a deserted Caribbean island. At first he curses his fate, but after a religious vision he comes to believe that he has been spared by merciful Providence. Cut off from civilization, he tries to rebuild a life for himself as best he can. It is only when he finds footprints on the island that he realizes he is not alone after all. Crusoe rescues a prisoner from a band of cannibals, and the man becomes his loyal companion. Together Crusoe and Friday deal with everything from cannibals to mutineers as they try to find a way off the island. First published in 1719, this is an unabridged version of English author Daniel Defoe's first novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512405538
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: First Avenue Classics T
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 966,186
File size: 641 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

English author Daniel Defoe was at times a trader, political activist, criminal, spy and writer, and is considered to be one of England’s first journalists. A prolific writer, Defoe is known to have used at least 198 pen names over the course of a career in which he produced more than five hundred written works. Defoe is best-known for his novels detailing the adventures of the castaway Robinson Crusoe, which helped establish and popularize the novel in eighteenth century England. In addition to Robinson Crusoe, Defoe penned other famous works including Captain Singleton, A Journal of the Plague Year, Captain Jack, Moll Flanders and Roxana. Defoe died in 1731.

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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was scanned and put through an OCR program and is virtually illegible. My advice is keep looking.
Neil Soi More than 1 year ago
This is a awsome book evene though it took a long time to read
Anonymous 6 months ago
Should have read this in school 70 some years ago.
JeroenBerndsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though an old story, it still speaks to the imagination of readers all around the world.Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe¿ s "Robinson Crusoe" is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719 and has inspired countless imitations. In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self-pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion. Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, "Robinson Crusoe" is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.
Audacity88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sure, the novel has some deeper themes - the theodicy question being the most obvious. But the real story is in the clever and well-thought-out ways in which Crusoe manages to stay alive on the island. A modern analogue is good strategy-based computer games (SimCity, Age of Empires II) or board games (Monopoly, Settlers of Catan), much of the fun of which is in the society that one watches develop.I found the novel stimulating, though not enthralling. Recommended for intelligent kids - boys, especially - who will do better than most adults at both picking up the language and appreciating the narrator's ability to fend for himself.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like adventure, this book is totally for you. I read it every summer for some odd reason but it always gets better. It is a great story about a man stranded on an island and he has to face many challenges such as cannibals. It's a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Does anyone know where I can get a book reveiw on it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm heeereez xP