The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson

The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson 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, twentyfour years later, when he confronts another human being First published in , 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 Daniel Defoetrained for the ministry, became a political journalist, and finally, to many, became the father of the English novel He is also the author of 'Moll Flanders' Edition Notes:Text slightly abridged and styled for the modern reader by the editors of Washington Square Press, IncIntroduction by Douglas Knight


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  1. Andy Madsen Andy Madsen says:

    It's really sad that people judge books from the 17th century from their 21st century politically-correct perspective. You don't have to agree with Defoe's worldview and religious beliefs to like the book. I'm repulsed by Homer's beliefs but I know his works deserve to be classics.

    People who think this book is boring probably think h


  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    This is one of those books that really serves to remind a modern audience of why we should kill whitey. Robinson Crusoe is the story of a young man with atrociously bad luck who, unfortunately for any shipmates he ever has, suffers from an extreme case of wanderlust. Every ship he gets onto sinks, but he just keeps getting onto them. Even after he's


  3. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Reading Robinson Crusoe is like reading a grocery list scribbled in the margins of a postcard from Fiji: Weather's fine! Wish you could be here! Need fruit, veg, meat.... I understand it's an early novel and should be respected as a pioneer of the craft, but dang it, this is the most boring pioneer ever!


  4. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    987. Robinson Crusoe = The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
    Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's 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 presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name was Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends twenty-eight years, on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has since been thought 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.
    رابینسون کروزوئه (رابینسون کروسو) - دانیل دفو (جامی) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1972 میلادی
    عنوان: رابینسون کروزوئه؛ اثر: دانیل دفوئه، مترجم: محمود مصاحب؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، گلشائی، 1343، در 404 ص، فروست: گلشائی 33، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - sni 19 م
    رابینسون کِروزوئه، یا «رابینسون کروسو»، مشهورترین رمان نویسنده ی بریتانیایی «دانیل دِفو»، نخستین بار در سال 1719 میلادی، در انگلستان منتشر شد، کتاب خود زندگینامه ی منحصر به‌ فرد خیالی ست، که لقب «پدر رمان انگلیسی» را، برای خالق آن به ارمغان آورده است. قهرمان داستان، که نامش بر تارک همین کتاب است، زندگی مرفه خود در بریتانیا را، برای مسافرت در دریاها، رها می‌کند. پس از آنکه از یک «کشتی شکستگی»، جان به در می‌برد، بیست و هشت سال را، در یک جزیره، به گذران زندگی می‌پردازد. «رابینسون» یک بومی جزیره را نجات میدهد، و نام «جمعه» بر وی می‌نهد. این دو، سرانجام جزیره را، به مقصد بریتانیا ترک می‌کنند. «دفو»، شاید بخشی از کتاب را، براساس تجارب واقعی یک ملوان اسکاتلندی، به نام «الکساندر سِلکرک» نگاشته باشد، که به سال 1704 میلادی، پس از ستیز با ناخدای کشتی، وی را به درخواست خودش، در ساحل جزیره‌ ای خالی از سکنه، رها کردند. رمان پس از انتشار نخستین در انگلستان، و دیگر کشورهای اروپایی، با موفقیت روبرو شد، و برای همین، «دفو» رمان دیگرش «ادامه ی ماجراهای کروزوئه» را نوشتند
    The Further Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe
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  5. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    August 1651
    Dear Diary,
    Woo hoo! Run away to sea at last! Mum and Dad didn't want me to go but honestly, what's the worst that can happen? So far I'm loving life on the ocean wave and have only been a little bit sea sick. Anyway it's Bye bye Hull, hello Honolulu!
    Yours, Robinson

    January 1653
    Dear Diary,
    Sorry it's been so long. T


  6. Molly Molly says:

    Spoiler alert...Robinson Crusoe was a total douchebag. If anyone deserved to get stuck on an island for 28 years, it was this guy. His story begins with his dying father pleading with him to stay at home, but the teenage Crusoe won't have it. He wants to be a sailor, he swears that he's meant to be a sailor, he totally loves the sea - even though he's never been on a bo


  7. Duane Duane says:

    Many consider this the first English novel. It was published in 1719, and the setting was around 1650. But the amazing thing about this novel is that it's timeless. Being stranded on a deserted island would be much the same today as it was 350 years ago. It's a great tale though, one I grew up with, along with


  8. Lyn Lyn says:

    It is hard to estimate the literary (and cultural) impact of Robinson Crusoe.

    First published in 1719, this is certainly the benchmark upon which most all castaway stories have been judged since. Though I had to consider that Shakespeare’s The Tempest


  9. Monsieurboule Monsieurboule says:

    Hoo-boy!
    I'm surprised and amazed and dismayed by the ex post facto muy-contempo correct-nosity readings below...shouldn't be, I guess, but am.
    Gee whillikers, kids, uhm, here's one of the great social and, perhaps even more, spiritual documents of Western Civ, and it's a ripping read that declared ongoing archetypes, and it's getting dissed for...for being a bit blind to it


  10. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Robinson Crusoe was the first book I had read by myself – I was absolutely entranced, I had no smallest idea that books could be so hypnotizing. Strange may it seem but most of all I enjoyed reading the lists of the items Robinson was salvaging from the wrecked ship.
    “My next care was for some ammunition and arms. There were two very good fowling-pieces in the great cabin, and two


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