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  • ISBN: 1400106923
  • ISBN: 9781400106929
  • ISBN: 9781400126927
  • ISBN: 1400126924
  • Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 10:10:29.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Simon Vance.
Summary, etc.:
Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations. In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self-pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 146249 KB; MP3 file size: 286631 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Shipwreck survival > Fiction.
Castaways > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Sea stories.
Downloadable audio books.

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