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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Defying his parents, Robinson Crusoe goes to sea. He is captured by pirates but escapes to Brazil. He makes a fortune using slave labour to grow tobacco and sugar. He sails to Africa to bring back more slaves but is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. Everyone else is drowned. For over twenty years he lives alone. He learns to hunt and fish and make shelter. Then the cannibals arrive. Will this be the end of his adventure - or the chance to escape?

Robinson Crusoe (Original Unabridged 1719 Version)

Robinson Crusoe (Original Unabridged 1719 Version)

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

2019 celebrates the 300th anniversary of the story of Robinson Crusoe - one of the most famous adventures of all time - with a brand new introduction from expert survivalist Bear Grylls. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/01/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2018

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2018

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe, Stewart Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2018

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2018

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

You would never guess that this novel was published nearly 300 years ago — the exploits of its hero remain fresh and exciting, and even those who have never read the book recognize the name Robinson Crusoe as a synonym for a desert-island castaway. This Evergreen edition offers young readers a chance to get swept away by one of literature's most memorable stories, a saga teeming with pirates and cannibals, tropical wildlife, and adventures in self-reliance. Crusoe himself narrates the tale of how he defied his parents' wishes, leaving his comfortable home in England and setting off to sea to make his fortune. After some initial struggles, he does indeed become a sailor and a prosperous merchant, but his good luck abandons him during a violent storm in the Caribbean. As the shipwreck's sole survivor, Crusoe salvages what he can and builds a habitat, cultivates a garden, and ekes out a solitary existence — until a footprint in the sand reveals that he's not alone.

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2017

The Life Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

The Life Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Robinson Crusoe elete es viszontagsagai

Robinson Crusoe elete es viszontagsagai

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2016

Robinson Crusoe tengerre szall es sok viszontagsag utan hajotorest szenved egy lakatlan szigeten. A hajorol megmentett targyak, eszkozok segitsegevel, sajat lelemenyessegeveln egymaga is kulturat, civilizaciot teremt. Kesobb tarsa is lesz, Pen

American Robinson Crusoe

American Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2016

Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) was a prolific English writer who became one of the first Western writers to write novels and turn them into a sought after literary genre. During his life, Defoe wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on topics as wide ranging as politics, crime, religion, psychology, supernatural events, and even economics. While those are all impressive accomplishments, Defoe's name has lived on through Robinson Crusoe, one of the first and finest novels ever written. The book is written as a fictional autobiography of Robinson Crusoe, a castaway who spends nearly 30 years on a tropical island, where he encounters all kinds of danger and adventures. Published in the early 18th century, the novel may have been inspired by a real Scottish castaway, Alexander Selkirk, who lived for nearly 5 years on a Pacific Island. That island's name has since been changed to Robinson Crusoe Island. Robinson Crusoe was a stark departure from the typical literature of the day, which was still based on ancient mythology, legends, and history.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2015

Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, is considered by many to be the first novel in English, and its success was so enormous that by the end of the nineteenth century it had spawned more translations and versions than any other previous English book. An everyman character who has become part of our cultural heritage, Defoe's castaway - shipwrecked, imperilled and facing a host of elemental challenges - lives an archetypal life of survival, adventure and personal development. On one level a simple adventure story, while at the same time an allegory, a quest novel and a spiritual autoEdition Biography, Robinson Crusoe has captured the imagination of readers for nearly three centuries.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2015

Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) tells of a man's shipwreck on a deserted island and his subsequent adventures. The author based part of his narrative on the story of the Scottish castaway Alexander Selkirk, who spent four years stranded on the island of Juan Fernandez. He may have also been inspired by the Latin or English translation of a book by the Andalusian-Arab Muslim polymath Ibn Tufail, who was known as "e;Abubacer"e; in Europe. The Latin edition of the book was entitled Philosophus Autodidactus and it was an earlier novel that is also set on a deserted island."e;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."e;- Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, 1719The novel has been variously read as an allegory for the development of civilisation, as a manifesto of economic individualism and as an expression of European colonial desires but it also shows the importance of repentance and illustrates the strength of Defoe's religious convictions.It is also considered by many to be the first novel written in English. Early critics, such as Robert Louis Stevenson admired it saying that the footprint scene in Crusoe was one of the four greatest in English literature and most unforgettable; more prosaically, Dr. Wesley Vernon has seen the origins of forensic podiatry in this episode. It has inspired a new genre, the Robinsonade as works like Johann David Wyss's The Swiss Family Robinson (1812) adapt its premise and has provoked modern postcolonial responses, including J. M. Coetzee's Foe (1986) and Michel Tournier's Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (in English, Friday, or, The Other Island) (1967).Two sequels followed, Defoe's The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) and his Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world (1720). Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726) in part parodies Defoe's adventure novel. About Author:Daniel Defoe (1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Early lifeDaniel Foe (his original name) was probably born in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Defoe later added the aristocratic-sounding "e;De"e; to his name and on occasion claimed descent from the family of De Beau Faux. His birthdate and birthplace are uncertain: sources offer dates of anywhere between 1659 to 1662; considered most likely to be 1660. His father, James Foe, was a prosperous tallow chandler and a member of the Butchers' Company. In Defoe's early life he experienced firsthand some of the most unusual occurrences in English history: in 1665, 70,000 were killed by the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London (1666) left standing only Defoe's and two other houses in his neighborhood. In 1667, when he was probably about 7, Dutch fleet sailed up the Medway via the River Thames and attacked Chatham. His mother Annie had died by the time he was about 10.

The Complete English Tradesman, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Complete English Tradesman, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2015

King of Pirates: Being an Account of the Famous Enterprises of Captain: Avery, the Mock King of Madagascar

King of Pirates: Being an Account of the Famous Enterprises of Captain: Avery, the Mock King of Madagascar

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;The King of Pirates: Being an Account of the Famous Enterprises of Captain: Avery, the Mock King of Madagascar"e; by Daniel Defoe is an action-packed novel about life on the high seas. It explores the adventures of the famous pirate, Captain Avery.

Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "e;Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton"e; by Daniel Defoe tells the fascinating story of Captain Bob Singleton. It is a captivating account of Singleton's travels throughout Africa and his life once he becomes a pirate.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. Robinson Crusoe is an adventure novel by Daniel Defoe that details the sailing expeditions of the protagonist, whose passion for sailing and the ocean keep him on the water.

Le avventure di Robinson

Le avventure di Robinson

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

"e;Robinson si risveglia su una spaggia. La testa gli ronza. Si alza in piedi, confuso. In cielo non c'e una nuvola, il sole brucia. Nel mare ora quieto scorge la nave distrutta, glia alberi spezzati. Le vele lacerate si agitana al vento. Del capitano e dell'equipaggio nessuna traccia"e;

Les aventures de Robinson

Les aventures de Robinson

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

Apres le naufrage de l'Esmeralda, Robinson echoue seul sur une ile deserte au milieu de l'ocean. Rejoint bientot par le chien Tenn, Robinson est seul sur son ile dont il est le premier habitant. Il se met au travail : construire une maison, trouver de la nourriture et tenir un journal. Un jour, Robinson surprend d'autres hommes sur la plage. L'un deux est menace par le groupe et Robinson parvient a le sauver d'une mort certaine. Robinson recueille le fugitif et le baptise Vendredi, marquant ainsi le jour ou il est arrive sur l'ile. Bien d'autres jours suivront jusqu'a l'arrivee d'un navire...

Las aventuras da Robinson

Las aventuras da Robinson

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

"e;Robinson sa dasda ad ina riva. Sia testa rampluna. Tut confus stat el si. Betg in nivel vi dal tschiel, il sulegl arda. En la mar calma vesa el la bartga sfendida cun ils arbers ruts. Las velas stgarpadas sgulatshcan en il vent. Dal chapitani e da sia equipa na ves'ins nagut."e;

Sail with the Devil JESUK143

Sail with the Devil JESUK143

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2014

Defoe's account of Captain Singleton's Adventures in Africa and involving Piracy.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17: Robinson Crusoe

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17: Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe, Anthony Masters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Robinson Crusoe is the diary of a man shipwrecked on a desert island. He is alone for many years, but then cannibals arrive, bringing with them a prisoner. Can he rescue the prisoner? Will he ever escape from the island? Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

The King of Pirates

The King of Pirates

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2013

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2013

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Defying his parents, Robinson Crusoe goes to sea. He is captured by pirates but escapes to Brazil. He makes a fortune using slave labour to grow tobacco and sugar. He sails to Africa to bring back more slaves but is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. Everyone else is drowned. For over twenty years he lives alone. He learns to hunt and fish and make shelter. Then the cannibals arrive. Will this be the end of his adventure - or the chance to escape?

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2013

Einfach abenteuerlich: Robinson Crusoe. Defoe hat seinen 1719 erschienenen Abenteuerroman um den schiffbrchigen Crusoe und seinen Gefhrten Freitag nach dem Tatsachenbericht eines schottischen Seemanns geschrieben. Defoes packender Weltklassiker gibt ein zeitloses Beispiel dafr, dass sich selbst aussichtslos scheinende Situationen mit Mut und Einfallsreichtum meistern lassen...

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2012

Daniel Defoe's fantastic sequel to his popular novel Robinson Crusoe is less well known today. Follow Crusoe as he returns to the island he was cast away upon, as well as voyaging to Madagascar, Southeast Asia and China, and even Siberia.

Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners

Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners

Author: Daniel Defoe, Roy McMillan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/01/2012

Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realisation that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarising himself with his new habit: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. After encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion. A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling, which uses Defoe's words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them at certain points.

Om Illustrated Classics Robinson Crusoe

Om Illustrated Classics Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Robin Hood and Robinson Crusoe

Robin Hood and Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/07/2008

Young Robinson Crusoe has a burning ambition to be a sailor. Paying no attention to his parents' warnings he runs away to sea to embark on a series of thrilling adventures: struggles with Barbary pirates, a shipwreck and the extraordinary meeting with Man Friday... Roy Marsden plays the older Robinson Crusoe looking back on a life of recklessness, daring and adventure - and the survival of twenty-eight years, two months and nineteen days on a desert island. Based on the real-life adventures of Alexander Selkirk, Robinson Crusoe was one of the very first adventure stories to be published in English literature. It remains as gripping today as it did on first publication in 1719, and this enthralling dramatisation perfectly evokes the excitement and adventure of the original book. 2 CDs. 2 hrs.

Classic Starts (R): Robinson Crusoe Retold from the Daniel Defoe Original

Classic Starts (R): Robinson Crusoe Retold from the Daniel Defoe Original

Author: Daniel Defoe, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2006

A shipwreck, a sole survivor, a deserted island - What could be more appealing to children than Robinson Crusoe's amazing adventure? Set in the 17th century and unfolding over a 30-year period, it offers plenty of adventure and suspense while painting a fascinating portrait of the age - including references to slavery and Europe's view of the New World. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts[trademark], young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2002

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1999

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/1996

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/1995

After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Puffin Classics edition has been specially abridged.

Robinson Crusoe His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures

Robinson Crusoe His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1993

Defoe's most celebrated story of Crusoe's shipwreck, his resourcefulness and ingenuity in his soliatry life on a desert island and his rescue of Man Friday has been abridged and retold many times since its publication (in two volumes) in 1719. It even appeared recently in graphic-novel form. In 1968 Kathleen Lines determined to make the original text more accessible to young readers by breaking Defoe's original, continuous narrative into chapters, slightly cutting Crusoe's long meditations, and compressing the relevant bits of THE FARTHER ADVENTURES into a neat Epilogue, so that readers learn what happened to Friday. The evocative engravings are reproduced from a mid-nineteenth-century edition published by Cassell, Petter & Gilpin.

Str;Robinson Crusoe

Str;Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1965

The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is stranded on an uninhabited island far away from any shipping routes. With patience and ingenuity, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he has no human company, until one Friday, he rescues a prisoner from a boat of cannibals.

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