Robinson Crusoe


Title: Robinson Crusoe
Author: Daniel Defoe
Finished: January 23
Pages: 352
Published: 1719
Challenges: Daniel Defoe Mini Challenge, A-Z Challenge, 999 Challenge, 50/100+ Challenge, Casual Classics, 2nds Challenge

A fictional autobiography of Robinson Crusoe, who is stranded on a deserted island for 28 years, telling his tale of encountering cannibals, Native Americans, captives and other foreigners before his rescue. It gives you a false reality that this man was real. Further digging shows it may have been influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk who lived four years on island near Chile.

After watching the premiere of Lost after almost a year, it was interesting finishing up this story about a castaway since all the members of Lost are on an island waiting to be saved.

I really enjoyed this story. Defoe does an amazing job of keeping he readers attention despite the fact that most of the story has no dialogue. Which then reminds me of Castaway.

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6 responses to “Robinson Crusoe

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  6. I liked this too. Amazing writing to keep my interested, but I can’t imagine reading it as a kid! Can you?

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