'It happened one Day about Noon going towards my Boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore.'
Shipwrecked in a storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a remote and desolate island. As he struggles to piece together a life for himself, Crusoe's physical, moral and spiritual values are tested to the limit.
For 24 years he remains in solitude and learns to tame and master the island, until he finally comes across another human being. Considered a classic literary masterpiece, and frequently interpreted as a comment on the British Imperialist approach at the time, Defoe’s fable was and still is revered as the very first English novel.
About the Author
Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel, helped popularise the genre in Britain and is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.
Series: Collins Classics
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
For Grades: 5 - 9
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.1 x 17.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.168