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Vividly depicting an individual's psychological development from terrified survivor to master of man and nature, Defoe created one of the most enduring, universal myths in literature.

The Penguin English Library Edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance ... reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self ... '
Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.
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  • Paperback

    9780141199061

    January 2, 2013

    Penguin Classics

    344 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780141393407

    January 2, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    288 pages

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  • Paperback

    9789380028200

    December 1, 2012

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099511847

    January 1, 2009

    Vintage Classics

    272 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780553213737

    March 1, 2007

    Bantam US

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  • Paperback

    9780141439822

    October 25, 2004

    Penguin Classics

    288 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780140367225

    March 30, 1995

    Puffin Modern Classics

    288 pages

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  • Hardback

    9781857159189

    December 4, 1993

    Childrens Classics

    409 pages

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  • Hardback

    9781857150162

    May 15, 1992

    Everyman

    274 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9780241362952

    January 15, 2019

    Puffin

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  • Audio CD

    9781408400654

    June 15, 2017

    BBC CD

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook

    9780141974231

    January 2, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    240 pages

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  • EBook

    9781407091365

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    272 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141901053

    October 25, 2004

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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