Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children
by Daniel Defoe
'Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children' Summary
The story tells of young Crusoe who is passionate about a career on board a ship. He runs away from home and after a couple of false starts, joins an expedition to transport slaves from Africa and South America. Following a storm that destroys the ship and all its crew except Crusoe, he swims to safety to a desert island. His adventures on the island and how he survives, using the meager tools and resources available to him, form the rest of the plot.
Defoe himself was a man of many talents. He was a writer, trader and also a spy! He was also a prolific producer of thousands of pamphlets on the topic of the day, apart from some 500 books, most of which are unknown to modern readers today. However, Robinson Crusoe has rendered him immortal and generations of readers have read the novel, enthralled and captivated by the amazing adventure story. In fact, the footprint scene is one that's truly worthy of goose bumps and writers like Robert Louis Stevenson have called it one of the four most unforgettable scenes in English literature.
In this edition created especially for children, there are plenty of illustrations and the text has been adapted to suit younger readers.
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