Robinson Crusoe

Daniel DEFOE (c.1660 - 1731)

Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages-–especially the young adult reading public–-who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of a shipwreck who is marooned on an uninhabited island. Especially poignant, after more than two decades of unbroken solitude, is the affection that Robinson develops for Friday, another survivor fleeing certain death at the hands of enemy tribesmen from the South American continent. (Summary by Denny Sayers)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 – Start in Life Denny Sayers
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Play 02 Chapter 2 – Slavery and Escape Denny Sayers
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Play 03 Chapter 3 – Wrecked on a Desert Island Denny Sayers
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Play 04 Chapter 4 – First Weeks on the Island Denny Sayers
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Play 05 Chapter 5 – Builds a House Denny Sayers
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Play 06 Chapter 6 – Ill and Conscience Stricken Denny Sayers
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Play 07 Chapter 7 – Agricultural Experience Denny Sayers
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Play 08 Chapter 8 – Surveys his Position Denny Sayers
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Play 09 Chapter 9 – A Boat Denny Sayers
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Play 10 Chapter 10 – Tames Goats Denny Sayers
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Play 11 Chapter 11 – Finds Print of Mans Foot on the Sand Denny Sayers
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Play 12 Chapter 12 – The Cave Retreat Denny Sayers
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Play 13 Chapter 13 – Wreck of a Spanish Ship Denny Sayers
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Play 14 Chapter 14 – A Dream Realised Denny Sayers
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Play 15 Chapter 15 – Friday’s Education Denny Sayers
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Play 16 Chapter 16 – Rescue of Prisoners from Cannibals Denny Sayers
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Play 17 Chapter 17 – Visit of Mutineers Denny Sayers
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Play 18 Chapter 18 – The Ship Recovered Denny Sayers
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Play 19 Chapter 19 – Return to England Denny Sayers
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Play 20 Chapter 20 – Fight Between Friday and a Bear Denny Sayers
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