Robinson Crusoe: Modernized Edition (Paperback)
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Robinson Crusoe: Modernized Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 425 Pages / Published: 30/07/2014
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Robinson Crusoe is one of the most famous literary characters in history, and his story has spawned hundreds of retellings. Inspired by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who lived for several years on a Pacific island, the novel tells the story of Crusoe's survival after shipwreck on an island, interaction with the mainland's native inhabitants, and eventual rescue. Read variously as economic fable, religious allegory, or imperialist fantasy, Crusoe has never lost its appeal as one of the most compelling adventure stories of all time. In addition to an introduction and helpful notes, this Broadview Edition includes a wide range of appendices that situate Defoe's 1719 novel amidst castaway narratives, economic treatises, reports of cannibalism, explorations of solitude, and Defoe's own writings on slavery and the African trade. A final appendix presents images of Crusoe's rescue of Friday from a dozen of the most significant illustrated editions of the novel published between 1719 and 1920.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554812141
Number of pages: 425
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm

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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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“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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