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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
  • ISBN Code: : 9388423011
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Pages : 184
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JAICO ILLUSTARTED CLASSICS SERIES is a collection of beloved children’s classics read by generations all over the world. Rich with adventures and thrills, these immortal stories with vivid illustrations are designed to delight young readers. ROBINSON CRUSOE was shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. He was the only survivor. The ship was grounded on a rock. Crusoe managed to salvage as much as possible from the ship. With great perseverance and industry, he made for himself a secure and comfortable habitation. It was only after twenty-five years he saw another human being, a savage whom he rescued from being eaten by his captors. He named him Friday. Read on to learn more about the interesting adventures of this courageous sailor. DANIEL DEFOE was trader, writer, journalist and spy.

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Robinson Crusoe: The Complete Adventures (Unabridged - "The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" and "The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" in one volume)

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074848558
  • Total of Pages : 898
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Robinson Crusoe: The Complete Adventures (Unabridged - "The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" and "The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" in one volume)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Set in the 17th century, Robinson Crusoe follows the eponymous Robinson Crusoe as he leaves home to make his fortune. After a series of misadventures in Africa, Crusoe is shipwrecked on a desert island for 28 years, forming much of the adventure. Crusoe's life on the island, his encounter with cannibals, and his rescue of shipwrecked Spaniards are highlights of the story. In The further adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe and Man Friday journey to Europe, then on a trading adventure to India and China. Rather than returning to Europe by ship, Crusoe's last great adventure is an overland journey across China and Siberia. Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1731) was an English writer credited with publishing the first English-language novel, ROBINSON CRUSOE. Born Daniel Foe, he wrote more than 500 works during his life, including novels and political works, and in a variety of subjects.

The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Robinson Crusoe (D.Defoe)
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5875477547
  • Total of Pages : 364
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8 ADVENTURE CLASSICS IN ONE PREMIUM EDITION (Illustrated)

By Daniel Defoe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075831837
  • Total of Pages : 2006
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: 8-adventure-classics-in-one-premium-edition.pdf

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This unique collection of Daniel Defoe's greatest adventure novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Novels: "Robinson Crusoe" – Defoe's most famous novel tells the story of a man's shipwreck on a desert island for thirty years and his subsequent adventures. "Colonel Jack" – Colonel Jack follows an orphaned boy from a life of poverty and crime to colonial prosperity, military and marital imbroglios, and religious conversion, driven by a problematic notion of becoming a "gentleman." "Captain Singleton" – an adventure story that covers a traversal of Africa and taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. "Moll Flanders" – The titular heroine appears as a whore, bigamist, and thief, commits adultery and incest, and yet manages to retain the reader's sympathy. "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" – The novel follows the adventures of a young woman from wealth, to prostitution, to freedom. "The Consolidator" – In this satirical novel, which mixes fantasy with political and social satire, Defoe's narrator travels to the moon. "Memoirs of a Cavalier" – This novel is set during the Thirty Years' War and the English Civil War. It is presented as a military journal of the Wars in Germany and England. "The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" – The sequel to "Robinson" describes how Crusoe traveled back in Bedford. Biography: Daniel Defoe by William Minto Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.

Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3736801513
  • Total of Pages : 485
  • Category : Fiction
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Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character—a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Crusoe sets sail from the Queen's Dock in Hull on a sea voyage against the wishes of his parents who want him to pursue a career, possibly in law. After a tumultuous journey where his ship is wrecked in a storm, his lust for the sea remains so strong that he sets out to sea again. This journey, too, ends in disaster as the ship is taken over by Salé pirates and Crusoe is enslaved by a Moor. Two years later, he escapes in a boat with a boy named Xury; a Captain of a Portuguese ship off the west coast of Africa rescues him. The ship is en route to Brazil. With the captain's help, Crusoe procures a plantation. Years later, Crusoe joins an expedition to bring slaves from Africa but he is shipwrecked in a storm about forty miles out to sea on an island (which he calls the Island of Despair) near the mouth of the Orinoco river.

Robinson Crusoe, USN

By George R. Tweed
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789121132
  • Total of Pages : 165
  • Category : History
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THE TRUE STORY OF UNITED STATES NAVY RADIOMAN GEORGE TWEED AND HIS 31 MONTHS OF SURVIVAL ON JAPANESE-HELD GUAM DURING WORLD WAR II “DANIEL DEFOE would have admired George Ray Tweed, the American seaman whose ingenuity and self-reliance have caught the imagination of modern America as Robinson Crusoe’s fascinated eighteenth century England. Defoe’s hero was engaged almost solely in a struggle for survival against nature. “Crusoe and Tweed were most alike in the genius for contrivance, and Tweed doesn’t suffer from comparison with his famous prototype. To construct his shelter and furniture, Crusoe brought from his ship planks and boards and a complete carpenter’s chest of tools, in addition to two saws, an ax, “an abundance of hatchets,” a hammer, nails and several knives. Tweed built his equipment without benefit of nails, using only a handsaw, a machete, and a pocketknife. He went on to fashion, with crude materials, a lamp, a lantern, and an ingenious alarm system. At one time he had electric lights in a part of the country where not even the best homes enjoyed such luxury. He kept in repair an almost worn-out typewriter, on which he produced a one-page underground newspaper. He tore apart an apparently useless radio, put it together again, and brought in news from a station thousands of miles away. “Tweed was born with common sense. A roustabout life as lumberman, stevedore, and mechanic gave him self-reliance; hunting expeditions in Oregon and California taught him woodsmanship; the Navy instructed him in the techniques of communication. It was as if all his early life had been preparation for the grueling experience which he alone, of those who fled before the invading Japanese, survived. “I am glad to be the one to tell Tweed’s story. In all important respects it is related here exactly as he gave it to me.”

Robinson Crusoe in Asia

By Steve Clark,Yukari Yoshihara
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 9811640513
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection of essays expands the study of that immensely widely read and much-adapted novel, beyond the first book – The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (usually known simply as Robinson Crusoe) – to take in the far less well-known Farther Adventures and the almost unread Serious Reflections, beyond Defoe’s texts, to their re-writing and adaptation and beyond the Atlantic and South American context to an Asian and Pacific context. The essays consider both how Asia is represented in the books (in terms of politics, economics, religion), and how the book has been received, adapted, and taught, particularly in Asian contexts.

Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451686749
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The acclaimed tale of a shipwrecked Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island off the coast of South America -- a story of survival, self-reliance, adventure, and faith. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes to guide the reader's own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

Robinson Crusoe : Om Illustrated Classics

By Daniel Defoe,Om Books International
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  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Book Code : 9381607745
  • Total of Pages : 240
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Cast away! When young Robinson Crusoe refuted his father’s wishes, choosing to be an adventurer at sea rather than studying Law, little did he realise that life as he knew it, would change forever. Washed up on a deserted island after a violent storm at sea, Robinson is left all alone with the ship’s dog and a few supplies. Will Robinson Crusoe be able to survive on the Island? Were all these years of toil and caution in vain? Who is the savage, Friday? Will he help Crusoe or finish him? Read it all in the fascinating pages of this eternal classic.

Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe,Stewart Ross
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1838577947
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Robinson Crusoe could never have guessed what a sailor's life held in store for him. Find out how he faces pirates, slavery, and shipwreck, and survives twenty-eight years on a desert island. This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers aged 4+.

Selkirk's Island

By Diana Souhami
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497683742
  • Total of Pages : 244
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Winner of the Whitbread Biography Award: The true story of the shipwrecked Scottish buccaneer who inspired Daniel Defoe’s novel. This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in 1703 led to shipwreck on remote Juan Fernández Island off the coast of Chile. Selkirk, the ship’s master, was accused of inciting mutiny and abandoned on the uninhabited island with nothing but his clothing, his pistol, a knife, and a Bible. Each day he searched the sea for a ship that would rescue him and prayed for help that seemed never to come. In solitude and silence Selkirk gradually learned to adapt. He killed seals and goats for food and used their skin for clothing. He learned how to build a house, forage for food, create stores, plant seeds, light a fire, and tame cats. Then one day, a ship with wooden sails appeared on the horizon. The crew was greeted by a bearded savage, incoherent and fierce. Selkirk had been marooned for four years and four months. Now he was about to return to the world of men. The story of a verdant, mysterious archipelago and its famous castaway is both a parable about nature and a remarkable account of the survival of a man cut off from civilization.

The Complete Novels of Daniel Defoe (Illustrated)

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Book Code : 8026867440
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From the Deep Woods to Civilization

By Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486147037
  • Total of Pages : 128
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A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, which tells the riveting tale of a man whose ship sinks during a voyage. He manages to swim to a desert island but is the only survivor and so spends the next three decades all alone on the island. But is he really alone? Defoe was one of the earliest novelists, helping to popularise this writing style in Britain. He is thought to have written over 500 books, pamphlets and journals on a variety of topics, earning him a place as one of Britain's most prolific writers. Find out everything you need to know about The Life and Adventures of Robinson in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

鲁滨逊漂流记=The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By (英)笛福(Defoe, D.)著
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《鲁滨逊漂流记》讲述了鲁滨孙虽出身于一个中上层的家庭,但他却没有安分地接受父母为他安排的未来,而是坚持于自己的梦想,保有心中那一股压抑不住、勇于冒险的进取精神。他白手起家的传奇经历,是每一位不甘于平庸生活的年轻人所梦想的。流落荒岛后,他不是听天由命,坐以待毙,而是发挥自己的全部才智,不断地靠双手改善自己的生活和居住条件:从无到有,从少到多,从粗糙到精致,创建了自己的王国。他以行动成为自然的主人,从而赢得人们对他的敬爱。鲁滨孙所处的时代正是资本主义盛行的时代,在他身上体现了资产阶级倡导的富于冒险、充满野心、百折不挠的顽强毅力和一种斗志,因此,鲁滨孙很自然地成了中小资产阶级心目中的英雄。

The Eight Strokes of the Clock

By Maurice Leblanc
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INDEX I ON THE TOP OF THE TOWER II THE WATER-BOTTLE III THE CASE OF JEAN LOUIS IV THE TELL-TALE FILM V THÉRÈSE AND GERMAINE VI THE LADY WITH THE HATCHET VII FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW VIII AT THE SIGN OF MERCURY

Black Bartlemy's Treasure

By Jeffery Farnol
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  • Book Code : N.a
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"Black Bartlemy's Treasure" by Jeffery Farnol. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

By Zelda la Grange
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698185803
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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“In Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, Zelda la Grange recounts her remarkable life at the right hand of the man we both knew and loved. It's a tribute to both of them—to Madiba's eye for talent and his capacity for trust and to Zelda's courage to take on a great challenge and her capacity for growth. This story proves the power of making politics personal and is an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all.” —President Bill Clinton “President Nelson Mandela’s choice of the young Afrikaner typist Zelda la Grange as his most trusted aide embodied his commitment to reconciliation in South Africa. She repaid his trust with loyalty and integrity. I have the highest regard for her.” —Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu “Zelda la Grange has a singular perspective on Nelson Mandela, having served as his longtime personal aide, confidante and close friend. She is a dear friend to both of us and a touchstone to all of us who loved Madiba. Her story of their journey together demonstrates how a man who transformed an entire nation also had the power to transform the life of one extraordinary woman.” —Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary, actor, producer of Invictus A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as “a terrorist.” Yet just a few years after his release and the end of apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela’s side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call "Khulu," or “grandfather." Good Morning, Mr. Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman’s life, beliefs, prejudices—everything she once believed—were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young secretary in her twenties who rose from a job in a government typing pool to become one of the president’s most loyal and devoted associates. During his presidency she was one of his three private secretaries, and then became an aide-de-camp and spokesperson and managed his office in his retirement. Working and traveling by his side for almost two decades, La Grange found herself negotiating with celebrities and world leaders, all in the cause of supporting and caring for Mr. Mandela in his many roles. Here La Grange pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him—a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. The Mr. Mandela we meet in these pages is a man who refused to be defined by his past, who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. As he renewed his country, he also freed La Grange from a closed world of fear and mistrust, giving her life true meaning. “I was fearful of so much twenty years ago—of life, of black people, of this black man and the future of South Africa—and I now was no longer persuaded or influenced by mainstream fears. He not only liberated the black man but the white man, too.” This is a book about love and second chances that honors the lasting and inspiring gifts of one of the great men of our time. It offers a rare intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life as well as moving proof of the power we all have to change.

Robinson

By Peter S?s
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545733006
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A boy who loves adventure. A mysterious solo journey. A remote island wilderness. Cast away in this beautiful dreamlike story and discover what surprises await. Peter S?s blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe to create a magical picture book filled with heart and imagination that readers will want to return to again and again.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9350839148
  • Total of Pages : 128
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As a young man, Robinson Crusoe is very much interested in sea life. On a trip to Africa, Robinson loses his ship, goods and crew. He lands on an island. Most of the novel is devoted to his struggle for survival on that island. He does very well on the island. Then, savages come on the island. With the help of his newly found assistant (Friday), he is able to overpower the savages. Finally, he returns to his native place and meets his kin. Daniel Defoe, the author of this novel, is best known for this classical adventure. The original flavor of these classics has been carefully retained in these abridged versions. Must be read by the youth, housewives, students and executives.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe – Complete Edition: 3 Books in One Volume (Illustrated)

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075832043
  • Total of Pages : 835
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe relates the story of a man's shipwreck on a desert island and his subsequent adventures. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character —a castaway who spends thirty years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has been perceived to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966. "The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" describes how Crusoe settled in Bedford, married and produced a family, and that when his wife died, he went off on further adventures. Crusoe first returns to his island, and after that, circumstances take him off to Madagascar, then to Southeast Asia and China, and finally to Siberia. The story is speculated to be partially based on Moscow embassy secretary Adam Brand's journal detailing the embassy's journey from Moscow to Peking from 1693 to 1695. "Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe" is a collection of essays on spiritual and ethical subjects, written supposedly by Robinson Crusoe in his old years as he contemplates on the story of his life. Though sometimes noticeably dreary, it is quite interesting at some points, as it reveals some Defoe's ideas about morality and religion. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.

Transformations, Ideology, and the Real in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Other Narratives

By Maximillian E. Novak
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1611494869
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Writer Daniel Defoe was anything but a novice in writing fiction in short stories, but in turning himself into a novel-length writer, he had to explore ways of knitting his fictions together through patterns of language, imagery, and intellectual play. This book establishes the complexities and originality of Defoe as a writer.

Frieda - The Adventures of a Female Robinson Crusoe

By Lionel Pettrick
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  • Publisher : Lionel Pettrick
  • Book Code : 100568488X
  • Total of Pages : 271
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What if Robinson Crusoe had been a woman? Could a young woman live an independent life in the 17th Century? Daniel Defoe's classic, said to be the first novel in the English language, is re-worked with a female heroine. Frieda is a spirited young woman who runs away from home in search of adventure. She joins the Navy, is later captured by pirates and has a plantation in Brazil before being shipwrecked on a desert island, where she survives a grim struggle.

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, which tells the riveting tale of a man whose ship sinks during a voyage. He manages to swim to a desert island but is the only survivor and so spends the next three decades all alone on the island. But is he really alone? Defoe was one of the earliest novelists, helping to popularise this writing style in Britain. He is thought to have written over 500 books, pamphlets and journals on a variety of topics, earning him a place as one of Britain's most prolific writers. Find out everything you need to know about The Life and Adventures of Robinson in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world

By Defoe D.
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  • Book Code : 5521064613
  • Total of Pages : 86
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Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including prison time. The third book about Robinson Crousoe is a collection of Daniel Defoe’s essays on moral topics. The name of Crusoe used to spur the public’s interest in this work.

The Life & Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe
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  • Book Code : 8172248946
  • Total of Pages : 184
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Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. He was the only survivor. The ship was grounded on a rock. Crusoe managed to salvage as much as possible from the ship. With great perseverance and industry he made for himself a secure & comfortable habitation. It was twenty five years later he saw another human being in the person of a savage whom he rescued from being eaten by his captors. He named him Friday. Read on... about the interesting adventures of this courageous sailor.

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins

By Robert Patlock
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  • Book Code : 1513217429
  • Total of Pages : 342
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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins (1751) is an adventure novel by Robert Paltock. No doubt inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), Paltock’s novel is a brilliant work of fiction in its own right, earning praise from such figures as Walter Scott and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Republished in an influential 1884 edition with an introduction by editor and academic Arthur Henry Bullen, The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins remains a uniquely entertaining novel of shipwreck, romance, and discovery. “It was about the middle of June, when the days are there at the shortest, on a very starry and moonlight night, that we observed at some distance a very black cloud, but seemingly of no extraordinary size or height, moving very fast towards us, and seeming to follow the ship, which then made great way.” While sailing around Cape Horn, the crew of the Hector spots a mysterious object flying toward them in the sky. Alarmed, the men open fire, causing the object to crash into the sea. Soon, cries for help alert them to an old man afloat on the waves, grasping the remnants of his flying machine for dear life. Safely on board, the man introduces himself as Peter Wilkins. Decades prior, he left his home and family in Cornwall to embark on a voyage to Africa. There, he was stolen into slavery by Portuguese settlers, but managed to escape with the help of the native Glanlepze and his wife. Later, Wilkins fell in with a group of English prisoners, who managed to steal a Portuguese vessel before being shipwrecked and lost at sea. The sole survivor, Wilkins washed ashore on a desert island, where he would fight every second to survive. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Robert Paltock’s The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

By Roger Lancelyn Green
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The Strange Surprizing Sources of Robinson Crusoe

By David Fausett
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789051837056
  • Total of Pages : 229
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The Religion in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

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  • Book Code : 3638618609
  • Total of Pages : 18
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In 1719, Daniel Defoe published the novelThe Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner.Defoe's most famous and most successful work is regarded as the first realistic novel of the world literature. Therefore Defoe can be considered as the pioneer of the modern English novel (Nünning 1998: 124-127). This view is justified in the fact that Defoe uses a realistic way of narrating and turns away from the tradition of the fantastic and romance-like way which was predominant so far. Besides he chooses a middle-class person to be the protagonist, a life which the most part of his readers could identify with. Finally, Defoe applies a concrete determination of time and location in the novel which was unknown so far as well (Bode 2005: 43; Kley 2002: 2). The story, a fictional autobiography, is told by the fictitious person Robinson Crusoe who leaves his home to explore the world. After different journeys his ship gets shipwrecked and Robinson Crusoe reaches as the only survivor a remote and isolated island where he lives for the following 28 years until he gets rescued. The novel is interpreted from different perspectives. Therefore it is regarded as an adventurous travelogue, as an economic parable or as a do-it-yourself-manual. The interpretation as an adventurous travelogue examines for example the topic of a lonely person in an unfamiliar land who develops different strategies to survive while the interpretation as an economic parable would emphasise Robinson Crusoe’s way of thinking rational and economical, e.g. while equipping his cave which functions as a kind of logistical store (Defoe 1719: 55). The interpretation as a do-it-yourself-manual could refer for example to the way of producing tools out of very scarce material (Defoe 1719: 54-55). In this research paper, however, I will make use of another way of interpreting Defoe’sRobinson Crusoe,namely to regard the novel as a religious allegory, i.e. I will examine the novel from the religious perspective. I will present the development in his relation to God and point out the importance of religion for Robinson Crusoe after his conversion, in each case demonstrated by suitable exemplary passages. Therefore, after beginning with an investigation of Crusoe’s character and his relation to religion before he arrives on the island I will turn to Crusoe’s time on the island which includes his first religious contacts as well as his conversion.

Children's Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe

By A. O'Malley
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  • Book Code : 1137027312
  • Total of Pages : 195
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This study of the afterlife of Robinson Crusoe offers insights into the continued popularity and relevance of Crusoe's story and how modern conceptions of childhood are shaped by nostalgia and ideas of 'the popular'. Examining many adaptations in a variety of formats, it reconsiders the place Crusoe has occupied in our culture for three centuries.

Defoe's Narrative Technique in Robinson Crusoe

By Carolin Damm
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: With the publication of Robinson Crusoe in 1719 the novel became established as a significant literary genre. In this connection Daniel Defoe set new standards for a long period. With his The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe he laid the foundations of the contemporary Robinsonade. “With its common hero, pseudo-authentic style, and focus on ideological problems of materialism and individualism, it has been widely seen as the first modern realist novel” 1, the critic David Fausett writes. But in the history of interpretation there are dissensions about Defoe’s role in the development of the novel. His style although it revolutionised the English novel, first was a topic for extensive discussions. From Maximillian E. Novak we get to know that “many of Defoe`s critics have regarded his fiction as a kind of accident arising from his desperate need to support his family and to keep off his creditors.“2 In the Rise of the Novel Ian Watt goes so far as to say that Defoe “is perhaps a unique example of a great writer who was very little interested in literature, and says nothing of interest about it as literature.“3 In contrast Hammond underlines the novel’s “lasting significance” that “surely lies in its consummate blending of divergent literary traditions and its fruitfulness as a source of myth.“4 Furthermore he concludes that “a story that has achieved the status of a fable must possess considerably literary and imaginative qualities and respond to some deep need in the human psyche.“5 Because there must be something in Defoe’s style and narrative technique that justifies the novel’s position in literature some critics have already tried to find an explanation for Defoe’s role in the rise of the novel. [...] 1 Fausett, David. 1994. The Strange Surprizing Sources of ’Robinson Crusoe’. Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 25. 2 Novak, Maximillian E. “Defoe`s Theory of Fiction.“ In: Heidenreich, Regina und Helmut, eds. 1982. Daniel Defoe: Schriften zum Erzählwerk. (Wege der Forschung. Vol. 339). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, p. 182. 3 Watt, Ian. 1957. The Rise of the Novel. Berkeley, p. 70. 4 Hammond, John R. 1993. A Defoe Companion. MD: Barnes & Noble, p. 67. 5 ibid., p. 67.