Robinson Crusoe - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
  • Robinson Crusoe - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

Robinson Crusoe - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 28/11/2013
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Daniel Defoe's great masterpiece, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. These delectable and collectible Penguin editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design 'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance ...reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self...' 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, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, 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. "Robinson Crusoe has a universal appeal, a story that goes right to the core of existence". (Simon Armitage).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141393407

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“A bit boring”

I probably only gave this book three stars because I hate giving books less than that, but I did find it a little dull. I thought that it would be an adventure story, because of the reviews on my book (I have a copy... More

Paperback edition
25th July 2010
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“This book really drew me in.I couldnt stop reading”

Follow Robinson Crusoe's daily battles to survive. I recommend this book to readers of Treasure Island. Lots of action and adventure are stored in one book, whether its fighting pirates or escaping cannibals.

Paperback edition
23rd February 2014
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“The original and best”

First and foremost this is a gripping adventure story set in an exotic location. Reading the original text for the first time one is reminded of subsequent books set in similar contexts which were all inspired if not... More

Paperback edition
16th April 2013
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