Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

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by Daniel Defoe
     
 

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Robinson Crusoe is the 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

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Robinson Crusoe is the 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. Written by Daniel Dafoe.

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ISBN-13:
9781612980546
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
12/18/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
277,311
File size:
396 KB

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Robinson Crusoe 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
3lewisFE More than 1 year ago
Ever since Robinson Crusoe left his father against his blessing things haven't really gone well for him. After many voyages, and becoming a slave, freeing himself from said slavery, he ends up on a deserted island where he is the only man to survive the voyage. His resolve to live proves to be a strong force and he is determined to live the best he can on the island, and this is where the story truly begins¿

The book war originally published in 1719, but the impact of the brilliant writing still shows today. Daniel Defoe always provides awesome description that makes the reader feel like he is right their next to Robinson Crusoe experiencing the events alongside him. Crusoe himself is a very lively character as well. It seems that almost everything he does ends with a negative consequence. These events truly impact Crusoe, later in the story he starts thanking god, and taking truly believing in the almighty. The Robinson Crusoe in the beginning of the story is not the same Robison Crusoe at the end of the story.

Robinson Crusoe is journey that you will want to embark on. Every chapter holds excitement, adventure, and a touch of wit. If you haven¿t read this story I highly recommend it as it goes above and beyond the quality required to make this a truly acceptable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The page breaks come in the bottom third of every page, and long strings of nonsense are present throughout. Don't waste your time with this copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daniel Defoe is great writer. To those of you who complain about the book being slow and overly descriptive, the narrator's voice in Robinson Crusoe is slow and descriptive on purpose. It makes the story drag and feel long and you grow tired of it, just like Robinson Crusoe would have felt being stranded on an island, away from family and friends, having to work extremely hard just to survive. It makes you feel his pain. With the description, you see everything vividly, almost as if you were there. To those of you who complained that it needs to be rewritten in words you can understand, may I suggest changing your perspective. Perhaps all that is needed is for you to expand your vocabulary instead of dumbing down beatiful literature because you don't understand a few words. Back then children had bigger vocabularies than adults do today. Challenge your mind. Not all good books are page turners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find it very annoying to see other kids my age and older saying this piece to be boring. I think they are being a little immature and need to get over it. This book was required in my 6th Grade Gifted Comm. Arts curriculum. I found it very hard in the beginning. I was not used to that old English type of writing at all, and I usually sticked to books with colorful themes and lots of characters, like the Harry Potter series or Garth Nix's Abhorsen trilogy, and always books of fantasy. This book was of isolation and reality. There were many lessons to be learnt and hardships to be had. I think this book will be wonderful and a good experience for generations to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and a good challege,I definitly recomend
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read this novel for the first time last week and decided to share my thoughts on it with y'all. What are we in 2007 to make of this tale of a shipwrecked survivor, written a century before Queen Victoria was born? Many of us today seem to like the idea of escaping from it all, and, indeed, many reality TV shows of recent years have taken such a theme. However, would the reality prove remotely like the fantasy? I see Crusoe as a precursor to science fiction, although I am being careful not to read into the novel my viewpoint of three centuries' hindsight. Nonetheless, many of the themes of sci fi are present, in that, through unforeseen circumstances, a man finds himself in an environment which is alien to him and learns to begin afresh, almost as a new Adam. He encounters people from cultures very different to his own, and contends with the elements and the limitations imposed on him by fate, along with his own conscience as a result of his moral choices and his belief in God's providence. Of course, many of these themes are far, far older than Defoe's time, drawing heavily on the Biblical books of Genesis, Job and Jonah. But heavy stuff aside, Crusoe is also a rollicking good read, a classic island adventure story, and on which I would heartily recommend to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Robinson Crusoe¿ by Daniel Defoe is fantastic adventure. The book is about a man¿s, Crusoe, adventures around the world. He experiences many ups and downs as he visits many places throughout the world. Marooned on an island, he survives the elements as well as cannibals. He truly is king of his island. He escapes his island and gets back to the civilized world. He finds that most of his family has died, except for two of his sisters. He does not go adventuring anymore. He finds a wife, who dies soon after. He lives a very adventurous life. ¿Robinson Crusoe¿ is a very well written book. In it Defoe does an awesome job of keeping the reader hooked with a suspenseful plot and characters that intrigue the imagination. Throughout the book Defoe also keeps a distinct theme of life being unpredictable. In the book Crusoe is always getting into situations that he does not expect to get into. He is kidnapped, becomes a wealthy plantation owner, is marooned on an island, and even gets married. ¿Robinson Crusoe¿ is a great adventure novel that will keep anyone reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read this book, it doesnt really go anywhere. He spends chapters describing how he feels, not how he survives.
nookcolor7 More than 1 year ago
the book has a good price and you can read it when you dont have any thing else to read
Charles Jaskolski More than 1 year ago
this book was the best ive ever read with so.many twists and turns
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe lives a life of wealth and luxury. Against his parents wishes he sets out on a sea faring adventure. From the beginning he was bound for bad luck. He had seven encounters with pirates and then he is shipwrecked. He awakens to find out he has been washed up on the shore of a deserted island off the coast of South America. Robinson Crusoe lives on an island for 27 seven years. He learns how to survive for more than 20 years there until one day he finds a human foot print which is not his and he is scared to death by the discovery: he knows he is surrounded by cannibal barbarians living on the opposite shore of the island. I did not like the book as much as I thought I would. It is very moralistic and in the beginning he is going on about how these bad things would not have happened if he had been a dutiful son and listened to his father and about how much he regrets the folly of his ways and it was a bit boring. Once he is on the island it does improve but it was still not as exciting as I had imagined it would be. There are good bits the details about how he builds his camp and manages to survive are good and the bits with the cannibals are a bit scary but cool. Another thing that I did not like was the slavery. This was written in a time when black people were not treated well and his attitude to the islander Friday is offensive now a days. It makes you disgusted with Robinson Crusoe the way he enjoys Friday almost worshipping him and the way he immediately gives so much of the work to Friday and tries to force him to do all his work. Friday tells his master of the region where he used to live there were white bearded people like Robinson himself that remains abandoned after another shipwreck. Yet another event unfolds when another ship victim of a mutiny arrives in the island. Crusoe and Friday help the Captain and the prisoners to retrieve the ship finally escaping from the island with the help of these men. Back in London again Crusoe learns of the new life and the new civilization that has evolved since he was left ashore in an island 27 years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is a movement in America by anti-Christian bigots to remove all references to Chritianity and Jesus by the ACLU and others who consider Jesus to be ANOTHER GOD, not the SON of God. When Crusoe finds God and becomes a Chritian this book has become in effect a target for social banning by anti-Christian bigots.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book dragged a lot with overly descriptive passages, repetition, and very strong religious overtones. Definitely not a page turner.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I read it recently..love about the goats. The riligeous theme is okay but gets a bit annoying after a whule. Everythung else about thus book is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terible search engine nothing about airplanes ugh
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I also love this book
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I can understand if any of you get bored with this book, but it is actually pretty good. It was written during 1719 so that was the normal way of speaking.
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