Robinson Crusoe The Complete Story of Robinson Crusoe

ISBN-10: 0553213733

ISBN-13: 9780553213737

Edition: 1981

Authors: Daniel Defoe
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Description: This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing from pirates, Robinson Crusoe is swept ashore in a storm possessing only a knife, a box of tobacco, a pipe-and the will to survive. His is the saga of a man alone: a man who overcomes self-pity and despair to reconstruct his life; who painstakingly teaches himself how to fashion a pot, bake bread, build a canoe; and who, after twenty-four agonizing years of solitude, discovers a human footprint in the sand... Consistently popular since its first publication in 1719, Daniel Defoe's story of human endurance in an exotic, faraway land exerts a timeless appeal. The first important English novel, Robinson Crusoe has taken its rightful place among the great myths of Western civilization.

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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

Preface
A Warning
The Storm
Pirates
Escape from Slavery
Brazil
Shipwreck
Sole Survivor
First Days
The Journal: Food and Shelter
The Journal: Natural Disasters
The Journal: Illness
The Journal: Recovery
The Journal: Exploring the Island
The Journal: Of Pots and Canoes
The Journal: Reflections
No Escape
Further Improvements
A Footprint
Bones
Fear and Isolation
The Lost Ship
Encounter with Savages
Friday Observed
Friday Instructed
New Plans
Savages Return
Prisoners Freed
The Mutineers
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