Daniel Defoe

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe is of the most popular books ever written in the English language, published in innumerable editions and translated into almost every language of the world, not to mention the many versions created in film, television and even radio. First published in 1719, it can also claim to be one of the first novels ever written in English.
Written in the form of an autobiography, it describes the life of the eponymous narrator Robinson Crusoe. A wild youth, he breaks away from his family to go to sea. After many adventures including being captured and made into a slave, he is eventually shipwrecked on a remote island off the coast of South America. Crusoe is the only survivor of the wreck. He is thus forced to find ways to survive on the island without any other assistance. His first years are miserable and hard, but he ultimately manages to domesticate goats and raise crops, making his life tolerable. While suffering from an illness, he undergoes a profound religious conversion, and begins to ascribe his survival to a beneficent Providence.
Crusoe lives alone on the island for more than twenty years until his life changes dramatically after he discovers a human footprint in the sand, indicating the undeniable presence of other human beings. These, it turns out, are the native inhabitants of the mainland, who visit the island only occasionally. To Crusoe’s horror, he discovers that these people practice cannibalism. He rescues one of their prisoners, who becomes his servant (or “man”) Friday, named for the day of the week on which he rescued him, and together, their adventures continue.Shipwrecked on a remote tropical island, a resourceful Englishman manages to survive alone for many years.
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    Воодушевительная книга. Если оказаться на необитаемом острове, то лучше с ней:)

    Артём Смирновshared an impression5 years ago
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    Интересные приключения, от которых невозможно оторваться.
    Книга заслуживает оценку "5" по следующим причинам:
    1)Книга написана на доступном английском языке. Не приходилось делать паузы для переводов слов.
    2)Сюжет захватывает, с каждой главой мне становилось всё интереснее;)
    Всем призываю к прочтению этого шедевра.

    Marc Thompsonshared an impression2 years ago

    Very good

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    Cherif Jazrahas quoted7 years ago
    e got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards at York, from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called—nay we call ourselves and write our na
    КАТЮШАhas quoted7 days ago
    He bade me observe it, and I should always find that th
    КАТЮШАhas quoted8 days ago
    that these things were all either too

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