Robinson Crusoe (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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The classic tale of shipwrecked adventure, Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel "Robinson Crusoe" is the fictional autobiography of its title character. When cast ashore upon a tropical island, Robinson Crusoe must use his survival skills to find food and shelter and evade the native cannibals. A captivating tale of action and adventure, based in part on the real life adventures of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived more than four years on an island in the Pacific, "Robinson Crusoe" is regarded by some as the first novel of the English language.
  

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Decent story telling. - Goodreads
The writing was stilted and the plot a bore. - Goodreads
A pretty decent adventure book that's easy to read. - Goodreads
Defoe is a really bad writer. - Goodreads
Wonderful insights found throughout. - Goodreads
The pacing was very inconsistent. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

You'd think a book with pirates, shipwrecks, slavery, cannibals and mutiny would be a little more . . . I don't know, exciting? I got bogged down in the middle, in the "and that's how I learned to ... Read full review

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Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

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