Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe, John J. Richetti

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The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is stranded on an uninhabited island far away from any shipping routes. With patience and ingenuity, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he has no human company, until one Friday, he rescues a prisoner from a boat of cannibals.

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With Robinson Crusoe, Defoe wrote what is regarded as the first English novel, and created one of the most popular and enduring myths in literature. Written in an age of exploration and enterprise, it has been variously interpreted as an embodiment of British imperialist values, as a portrayal of 'natural man', or as a moral fable. But above all it is a brilliant narrative, depicting Crusoe's transformation from terrified survivor to self-sufficient master of an island.

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ISBN: 9780141439822
Publication date: 27/03/2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141439822
Publication date: 27th March 2003
Author: Daniel Defoe, John J. Richetti
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Daniel Defoe, John J. Richetti

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, which includes Robinson Crusoe (1719), Moll Flanders (1722) and Roxana (1724). John Richetti is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert of 18th-century literature and has published widely on the subject.

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