Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

His Life and Strange Surprising Adventures

Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Daniel Defoe
Library Binding, 409 pages
List Price: $16.95 Sale Price: $13.56

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an English sailor becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island. This edition, part of the lovely Everyman's Childrens Classics series, and featuring old-fashioned illustrations by W.J. Linton and others, is unfortunately one of the more edited versions of Robinson Crusoe meant for children, with large sections cut from the text and concluding with Crusoe setting foot in England, which eliminates the end of the book, during which he becomes wealthy, travels the continent, fights off wolves, becomes a family man, and revisits his island! It does, however, include an epilogue, an introduction to The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a helpful glossary and a very short biography of Daniel Defoe.

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