Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Robinson Crusoe
"I made him know his Name should be Friday, which was the Day I sav'd his Life...I likewise taught him to say Master'. Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are abruptly ended when he is shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a deserted island. He gradually creates a life for himself, building a house and cultivating the land, and making a companion from the native whose life he saves. Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This new edition includes a scintillating Introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context."--Cover p. [4].

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008], 2007
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 0199553971
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEFOE 2008
Characteristics: lii, 321 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelly, James William
Keymer, Tom


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The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a deserted island.

Shipwreaked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe has to learn how to stay alive in a dangerous land. He must hunt, build shelter, and make his island home. He is all alone, until one day he sees a footprint in the sand.

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