Robinson Crusoe is among the first novels written in English. Thanks to its extraordinary realism and drama, it is easily the longest-enduring work of popular fiction in the language.
The story, probably based on the Pacific-island ordeal of castaway Alexander Selkirk, was presented by Daniel Defoe as a true account, and is utterly convincing in its topography, action, and character, even three hundred years after its first publication.
Robinson Crusoe is a true page-turner: Dr. Samuel Johnson said it was one of only three books he had read that would have been better for being longer.
Number Of Pages: 331
Published: 1st February 2012
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1