Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Popular Classics)

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9780140620153: Robinson Crusoe (Penguin Popular Classics)

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

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Robinson Crusoe has a universal appeal, a story that goes right to the core of existence (Simon Armitage)

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Contains an 8-page plate section with long-unavailable pictures and drawings relating to Daniel Defoe and Robinson Crusoe. Thoroughly edited and extensively annotated. Includes a 10,000-word section on Daniel Defoe's life and works, with a longer chapter on Robinson Crusoe, anecdotes, critical perspectives, adaptations and spin-offs. Lavishly produced on natural, high-quality paper, and affordably priced.

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