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  1. Robinson Crusoe (Dover Thrift Editions)
    Robinson Crusoe (Dover Thrift Editions)
    Robinson Crusoe (Dover Thrift Editions)
    Robinson Crusoe (Dover Thrift Editions)
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  2. Robinson Crusoe (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Thought to have been inspired by the true-life experiences of a marooned sailor, Robinson Crusoe tells the story of the sole survivor of a shipwreck, stranded on a Caribbean island, who prevails against all odds, enduring three decades of solitude while mastering both himself and his strange new world. First published in 1719, the novel has long been one of the English language's great adventure stories.
In the journal he shares with us, the endearing, goatskin-clad castaway recounts the details of his lonely existence and his many adventures, including a fierce battle with cannibals and a daring rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted servant and companion. Defoe's brilliant and imaginative use of detail renders Crusoe's island world utterly convincing. In reclaiming his humanity from the savagery of his circumstances, the hero humbly acquires the qualities of courage, patience, ingenuity, and industry.
Hailed as the first great English novel, Robinson Crusoe spawned legions of imitations, none of which surpass the original. All readers with a taste for adventure will relish this inexpensive edition of one of the most popular and influential books ever written.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Daniel Defoe
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Defoe, Daniel
EAN
9780486404271
Edition
unknown
ISBN
0486404277
Label
Dover Publications
Manufacturer
Dover Publications
MPN
9780486404271
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
240
PartNumber
9780486404271
PublicationDate
1998-06-10
Publisher
Dover Publications
ReleaseDate
1998-06-10
Studio
Dover Publications
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

For anyone who is not familiar with the Penguin Clothbound Classics editions, you're missing out on something wonderful. These are well produced clothbound editions, much better quality than most "hardbound" books now. The price is very low--if you buy them when they first come out...drat that I missed the Madame Bovary and Crime and Punishment releases that now cost hundreds of dollars. The price is typically lower than other "hardbound" books; in fact, the price is not that much more than the price of the Penguin Paperback edition of the work, but this copy will last a lifetime.

As with the other Penguin Clothbound Classic editions, this too includes introductory material and appendices typical of other Penguin editions.

I hope Penguin continues to release titles in the Clothbound Classics series, and I wish it would release more titles per year in the series.
"Robinson Crusoe" has become a cultural mataphor for survival under difficult circumstances. Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel was loosely based on the experiences of the real life castaway Alexander Selkirk, but in Defoe's hands, those experiences become an extended moral trial of the hero of the story.

When we first met Robinson Crusoe, he is a thoughtless young man, in love with the idea of adventure and with no idea of the possible consequences or of his responsibilities toward his family. He goes to sea, when he encounters more than one disaster but persists in his search for adventure. Finally, his adventuring spirit will leave him a castaway on a seemingly deserted island, the only survivor of the foundering of a ship.

Luckily, Crusoe is able to salvage food, tools, weapons, and building materials from his old ship. With this starter kit, he improvises a precarious life on his island. But Crusoe is not yet safe from danger. In addition to the hazards of... Read more
This is a classic of English literature so I am not reviewing the book only the version. It is an excellent copy, it is exactly what you would think of a version aimed at young readers. I wish it had notes and I wish it had the original spelling and not modern spelling. Someone should put out an adult version with the N.C. Wyeth illustrations but I cannot down rate this edition for not being my preferred edition.
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