Robinson Crusoe (AudioCDAbridged)

Author: Defoe, Daniel

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Shipwrecked on a desert island, Crusoe's fate is precipitated by his rebellious behavior against his father's authority and his wandering disposition, in this popular classic adventure.

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Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
Mfg Part# 9789626340653
SKU 30628257
Format Audio CD Abridged
ISBN10 9626340657
Release Date 4/30/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5.75H x 5L x 0.75T
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Daniel Defoe
The son of a well-to-do butcher, Defoe became a London tradesman and merchant. He was well educated and kept notebooks from an early age in which he wrote short fictions. He also daydreamed about adventurous voyages in the South Seas and was excited by the prospect of colonizing new (and utopian) lands. These ideas were to bear fruit in his great work, ROBINSON CRUSOE. Defoe was a gregarious man and the father of eight children. A Dissenter who was a perennial foe of the Tories, he was often jailed for his political writings. He was pilloried for his savagely ironic pamphlet, "The Shortest Way with Dissenters" (considered libelous), which recommended massacring them. After the more tolerant William III ousted the Papist James II, Defoe worked loyally for the king, writing poems, satires, and polemics in defense of his policies. It wasn't until he was in his 50s that Defoe turned to writing fiction, and his stories of thieves and prostitutes were immensely successful. Plagued by creditors all his life, he died at 71 while he was in hiding from one of them, in Ropemaker Street, an area of London not far from where he was born.
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Annotation Defoe's immensely popular and influential work, published in 1719, tells the story of an English mariner, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, who manages to survive for 28 years on a deserted island in the South Pacific. Defoe's depiction of the hardships and ingenuities of the castaway are masterly, as is his description of loneliness and isolation. He builds a house, teaches himself to grow corn and barley, and bakes bread. When a band of cannibals invades his island, he drives them away, but rescues one of their prisoners--the faithful Friday--who remains with Crusoe until their eventual rescue and return to England.
Editors Note After his vessel is shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe must rely on his wits to survive alone for nearly twenty-five years.
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