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Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Richetti.

Defoe, Daniel, 1661-1661?-1731, (author.). Richetti, John J., (editor,, writer of introduction.).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Series Information

Penguin classics.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC DEFOE (Text) 79361000090965 Adult Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC DEFOE, DANIEL (Text) 33946003606824 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780141393407
  • ISBN: 0141393408
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 251 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books. 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published: 1719.
Summary, etc.:
Contemporary fiction. 'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance . . . reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self . . . ' Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.
Target Audience Note:
1320 Lexile.
Subject: Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Castaways > Fiction.
Genre: Robinsonades.
Adventure fiction.

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