The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Synopsis
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The book is presented as an autobiography of the title character – a castaway who spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called ‘Más a Tierra’ (now part of Chile) which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.
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About Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe (c. 1660 – 24 April 1731) was an English writer, merchant, journalist, pamphleteer, social critic, and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is claimed to be second only to the Bible in its number of translations. He has been seen as one of the earliest proponents of the English novel, and helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson.
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