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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
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Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for “growing where you’re planted.” Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needful… and is marooned on a small island off South America.

Crusoe shows the value of single-minded labor as he pursues ways to feed, shelter, and clothe himself. His ardent wish is to escape his island – why is it that the only people who come there are cannibals? But he spends more than two decades in isolation before acquiring a sidekick – the man Friday you’ve probably heard of. And who would guess his way to salvation would depend on leading a last-ditch fight against a shipful of mutineers?

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Transcribed from the 1919 Seeley, Service & Co. edition by David Price, email

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

With Illustrations by H. M. Brock

London Seeley, Service & Co. Limited 38 Great Russell Street


I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, though not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull. He got a good estate by merchandise, and leaving off his trade, lived afterwards at York, from whence he had married my mother, whose relations were named Robinson, a very good family in that country, and from whom I was called Robinson Kreutznaer; but, by the usual corruption of words in England, we are now called—nay we call ourselves and write our name—Crusoe; and so my companions always called me... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

December 2, 2013
Great book and a good reader.
Reviewer: - November 20, 2013
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Wonderful narration! This book is long and very detailed. If you stick with it you will NOT be disappointed. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - November 1, 2013
Subject: fantastic
Enjoyable book. Fantastic reader.
Reviewer: - October 6, 2013
Great book! Nice reading and clean voice.
Reviewer: - October 2, 2013
Subject: Robinson Crusoe
Good listen. Good book. Good voice for reading. Enjoyed. Thanks.
Reviewer: - September 26, 2013
Subject: Reading
This is a intreasting book.
Reviewer: - September 25, 2013
Clean voice. Nice Read.
September 6, 2013
Nice audio book; clean voice.
May 13, 2013
Great audio book.
Reviewer: - April 8, 2013
Subject: Great Audio Book
Thank you dearly for this amazing pleasure. The speakers voice is truly lovely and good. Also great book and subject.

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