Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Medium | English novel


"Robinson Crusoe" is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719. It tells the story of Robinson Crusoe, a young man from a middle-class family in York, England, who rejects his parents' wishes for him to become a lawyer and instead sets out on a sea voyage. After several voyages and shipwrecks, he becomes a castaway on a deserted island in the Caribbean for 28 years. On the island, he learns to fend for himself, grow crops and keep animals, and ultimately develop a deep spiritual relationship with God. He also saves a native man named Friday from cannibals and teaches him English and Christianity. Eventually, Crusoe is rescued and returns to England, where he becomes wealthy through his plantation and is reunited with his remaining family.

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