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Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe, James Kelly
Robinson Crusoe
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Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and... show more
Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This new edition includes a scintillating Introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199553976 (0199553971)
ASIN: 199553971
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Die Reise seines Lebens
Robinson Crusoe berichtet über seine Reisen, sein Leben und seine Abenteuer - wobei wohl die größte Herausforderung seine Landung auf der berühmt-berüchtigten einsamen Insel ist.Dieser Klassiker bzw. Abenteuerroman ist erstmals 1719 erschienen und hat bestimmt schon etliche Generationen an Lesern fa...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 Stranded in the Tropics
Well, he I am, sitting at one of my favourite coffee shops on a blustery and wet winter morning in Melbourne having just finished another book of which I have known the story since I was a little boy but having never actually read the book. I'm sure we all know of the story of Robinson Crusoe, who w...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
3.0 Robinson Crusoe

Dear Crusoe,What the F*** is wrong with you?!!!My opinion, short and simple: when Crusoe revolted against his father/God he actually didn't want to change the social or natural system, he just wanted to take the role of his father! He wanted to become a father/God. And eventually that is exactly wh...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
2.0 Robinson Crusoe
God, this one is awful. It's tedious and boring and very poorly written. Defoe has essentially no ability for description. The story line should be interesting, but long, tedious patches are taken up with hideously awful maundering on Calvinist theology, theology which Crusoe apparently picked up me...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Dafoe
Based on a real-life incident, Robinson Crusoe tells the story of a young man who yearns to escape the mundane world and set sail for a life of adventure in faraway places. Defying his father's wishes he leaves on board a ship, then finds himself marooned on a tropical island where he wrestles with ...
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