Robinson Crusoe

ebook: Robinson Crusoe

Sprache - Englisch

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Set in the 17th century, Robinson Crusoe follows the eponymous Robinson Crusoe as he leaves home to make his fortune. After a series of misadventures in Africa, Crusoe is shipwrecked on a desert island for 28 years, forming much of the adventure. Crusoe's life on the island, his encounter with cannibals, and his rescue of shipwrecked Spaniards are highlights of the story. In The further adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe and Man Friday journey to Europe, then on a trading adventure to India and China. Rather than returning to Europe by ship, Crusoe's last great adventure is an overland journey across China and Siberia. Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1731) was an English writer credited with publishing the first English-language novel, ROBINSON CRUSOE. Born Daniel Foe, he wrote more than 500 works during his life, including novels and political works, and in a variety of subjects.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) stands as an eminent figure in the history of British literature, renowned for his contribution to the English novel and his prowess as a journalist and pamphleteer. Defoe's life, marked by a series of diverse business ventures and periods of severe debt, provided him with a breadth of experiences that he skillfully translated into his writing. Notable for his enduring work, 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719), Defoe pioneered the narrative of realism and survival against the odds, aspects that would influence the novelistic tradition for centuries. His narrative style often contained elements of his staunch Puritan beliefs and the tumultuous socio-political context of his era. Although 'Robinson Crusoe' is commonly misperceived as solely a children's adventure story, it is a complex tale of self-reliance, human endurance, and the exploration of the unknown, replete with religious and moral undertones. Defoe's literary technique, marked by its detail-oriented descriptions and journalistic precision, stemmed from his profound understanding of the human psyche and society at large. This classical piece not only brought him fame but also solidified his position as a literary craftsman. His other significant works include 'Moll Flanders' and 'A Journal of the Plague Year,' which further attest to his narrative dexterity and versatility in exploring various themes of human experience.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 898 Pages

Filesize: 616.9 KB

ISBN: 8596547002239