Robinson Crusoe is the story of an Englishman that has been castaway on a remote tropical island for 28 years. The story may be based on the true-life events of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway that survived four years on a Pacific island. This classic tale of adventure features cannibals, captives and mutineers. Some regard it as the very first novel written in English.
Daniel Defoe published Robinson Crusoe in 1719.
This text features the sublime illustrations of N.C. Wyeth and are a work or art to be admired in their own right.
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