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Written by Daniel DefoeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Daniel Defoe

  • Format: Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: June 1, 1982
  • Price: $5.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21373-7 (0-553-21373-3)
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This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing from pirates, Robinson Crusoe is swept ashore in a storm possessing only a knife, a box of tobacco, a pipe-and the will to survive. His is the saga of a man alone: a man who overcomes self-pity and despair to reconstruct his life; who painstakingly teaches himself how to fashion a pot, bake bread, build a canoe; and who, after twenty-four agonizing years of solitude, discovers a human footprint in the sand... Consistently popular since its first publication in 1719, Daniel Defoe's story of human endurance in an exotic, faraway land exerts a timeless appeal. The first important English novel, Robinson Crusoe has taken its rightful place among the great myths of Western civilization.