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"The narrative voice of the castaway is Defoe's stroke of genius. It's exciting, unhurried, conversational and capable of high and low sentiments. It's also often quasi-journalistic, which suits Defoe's style. This harmonious mix of tone puts the reader deep into the mind of the castaway and his predicament. His adventures become our adventures and we experience them inside out, viscerally, for ourselves. "

The 100 best novels: No 2 – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)

Robinson Crusoe - the original (as opposed to seeing some movie) is so rich, textural and full of adventure.

Probably a boring travel log, but he really is my hero today. Productive and enduring:)

Barnes and Noble Classics: Robinson Crusoe : The Complete Story of Robinson Cru…

Barnes and Noble Classics: Robinson Crusoe : The Complete Story of Robinson Cru…

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[with view of island] (Robinson Crusoe's Island) - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

#Robinson #Crusoe Island. The island was home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk from 1704 to 1709, and is thought to have inspired novelist Daniel Defoe's fictional Robinson Crusoe in his 1719 novel about the character

The island was home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk from 1704 to and is thought to have inspired novelist Daniel Defoe's fictional Robinson Crusoe in his 1719 novel about the character

What a story of survival... art by N.C. Wyeth

2 February the Scottish castaway Alexander Selkirk was rescued by Captain Woodes Rogers’ in “Duke” from Juan Fernández Island, 420 miles off the Chilean coast, probably being the inspiration for Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”, published ten years later.

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