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Robinson Crusoe (Wordsworth Classics)

ISBN13: 9781853260452
ISBN: 1853260452
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $4.99
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Published Date:
Edition 12th
Pages: 272
Average Goodreads rating: 3.68/5 (60 ratings)

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.