Robinson Crusoe

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ARC MANOR, 2008 - Fiction - 236 pages
18 Reviews
But now I come to a new scene of my life. It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man s naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand. I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition. - excerpt from Robinson Crusoe"

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User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

Having read an abridged version of this years ago, I will say that it was hard for me to get through this book. Not because it isn't a good story---it is. But about 100 pages are repetitive---the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Hard to read because of the era when it was written and how they spoke in the 1600s. Still a decent adventure story. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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