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Robinson Cruso
     

Robinson Cruso

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by Daniel Defoe
 

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The classic tale of shipwrecked adventure, Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel "Robinson Crusoe" is the fictional autobiography of its title character. When cast ashore upon a tropical island, Robinson Crusoe must use his survival skills to find food and shelter and evade the native cannibals. A captivating tale of action and adventure, based in part on the real life adventures

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The classic tale of shipwrecked adventure, Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel "Robinson Crusoe" is the fictional autobiography of its title character. When cast ashore upon a tropical island, Robinson Crusoe must use his survival skills to find food and shelter and evade the native cannibals. A captivating tale of action and adventure, based in part on the real life adventures of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived more than four years on an island in the Pacific, "Robinson Crusoe" is regarded by some as the first novel of the English language.

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"There is nothing archaic about Vance's miraculous reading of this classic tale.... This stellar audiobook brings out all the elements of this original castaway tale." —-Booklist Starred Audio Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099511847
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Vintage Classics
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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"There is nothing archaic about Vance's miraculous reading of this classic tale.... This stellar audiobook brings out all the elements of this original castaway tale." —-Booklist Starred Audio Review

Meet the Author

Daniel Defoe wurde Anfang 1660 - sein genaues Geburtsdatum ist unbekannt - in London als Sohn eines Fleischers geboren. Defoe hatte ursprünglich puritanischer Geistlicher werden sollen, entschied sich dann aber für die kaufmännische Laufbahn, wo er allerdings bald scheiterte. Er versuchte sich in mehreren Berufen. Aus dem Wunsch heraus, die praktischen Lebensbedingungen seiner Landsleute zu verbessern, gab er nacheinander mehrere Zeitschriften heraus und verfaßte zahlreiche zum Teil satirische ArtikeL Ein heftiger Angriff gegen die religiöse Unduldsamkeit der anglikanischen Kirche brachte ihn sogar an den Pranger, wo ihm das Volk jedoch begeistert zujubelte. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt änderte er seinen ursprünglichen Namen (Daniel Foe) in Defoe. Er starb am 26.4.1731 in London

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Robinson Cruso 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
IMPetus More than 1 year ago
Robinson Crusoe was an assigned reading for a course, which explains why I got it in the first place. It was so direly boring after other shipwreck stories like Lord of the Flies by Golding that I had trouble taking it seriously. Yes, he does manage to acquire quite the empire on the island, but given the Providence-granted hoards of luxuries granted him it is simply not very admirable as compared to, say, someone who builds something from little else. The first half is about how he accumulates his forms of sustenance and albiet being amusing at the extravagance he manages, is unbelievable. Not worth the time.