Robinson Crusoe A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

by Daniel Defoe

Part of the Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classics Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of Robinson Crusoe A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

The story of Crusoe’s life on an island is a lyrical study of a place as well as an inspiring story of one man’s resourcefulness

Michael Morpugo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom is just one of the very many stories for adults and children alike that have been inspired by Daniel Defoe’s classic shipwreck story. Written over 300 years ago, the story of Robinson Crusoe, an impulsive young man who runs away to sea against the best efforts of his parents to stop him, is packed full of gripping action as Crusoe survives the worst the elements throw  at him before he is shipwrecked on an apparently uninhabited island. The story of Crusoe’s life on an island is a lyrical study of a place as well as an inspiring story of one man’s resourcefulness. In this adapted edition award-winning illustrator Robert Inkpen’s illustrations bring Daniel Defoe’s classic story to life in timeless images. 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

Robinson Crusoe A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic Synopsis

The perfect gift for a young adventurer. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation!

Young and impulsive, Robinson Crusoe defies the advice of his parents and runs away to sea. He is plagued by misfortune at every turn; his first ship sinks in a violent storm, his friend and mentor dies, then he is captured by pirates and made a slave in the port of Sallee.

Through all these hardships, Crusoe's determination and resourcefulness fills him with hope for a better life, and fate delivers him the opportunity for freedom, friendship and riches. But it is when he is shipwrecked on a deserted island that he faces his greatest test: not simply to survive but to thrive.

A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781913519438
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Classics
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About Daniel Defoe

A prolific journalist and pamphleteer, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is best remembered for his contribution to the English novel, with works such as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders considered pioneers of their genre.

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