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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance . . . reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self . . . '

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

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Originally published: London: W. Taylor, 1719.

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Introduction by John Richetti

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When Robinson Crusoe left the English coast for Africa, he never dreamed he'd soon find himself on a desert island, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Daniel Defoe's gripping adventure-one of the first English novels-chronicles Crusoe's experiences on the island, which include finding a human footprint on the shore, encountering cannibals, and befriending a native whom Crusoe calls Friday. Crusoe's story is also an account of one man's physical survival and his psychological and spiritual development in an alienating and dangerous solitude. This classic novel, published in 1719, remains one of the most famous and resonant myths in literature.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) had a variety of careers, including merchant, soldier, secret agent, and political pamphleteer. He wrote on economics, history, biography, and crime but is best remembered for his fiction.

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ISBN:
9780141439822
Introduction:
Richetti, John J.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Richetti, John J.
Introduction:
Richetti, John J.
Author:
Defoe, Daniel
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Richetti, John
Author:
Ross, Angus
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Castaways
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Robinsonades.
Subject:
Crusoe, Robinson
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed /
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Series Volume:
1669
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , When Robinson Crusoe left the English coast for Africa, he never dreamed he'd soon find himself on a desert island, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Daniel Defoe's gripping adventure-one of the first English novels-chronicles Crusoe's experiences on the island, which include finding a human footprint on the shore, encountering cannibals, and befriending a native whom Crusoe calls Friday. Crusoe's story is also an account of one man's physical survival and his psychological and spiritual development in an alienating and dangerous solitude. This classic novel, published in 1719, remains one of the most famous and resonant myths in literature.
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