Robinson Crusoe (TBR)

Next up on my reading list is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

The novel was first published on April 25, 1719. The first edition credited the work’s protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.

Publisher’s Summary

Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time.

This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self-pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.

Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, Robinson Crusoe is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.

My reading selections lately are beginning to feel thematic. Once again…

I will not say whether or not my literary endeavors occur in conjunction with the use of a nautical themed pashmina afghan.

Get your towels ready, it’s about to go down.

6 thoughts on “Robinson Crusoe (TBR)

  1. Just so you know, now your site is asking me to login to leave a comment. I’m leaving this comment via the WP reader. I suspect the dreaded incompatibility between dotorg and dotcom is rearing its ugly head 🙁

    1. This is weird. I assume you are the now approved comment from “Anonymous”?

      I need to dig through the settings and figure out what I want this to look like. Maybe I can convince WP to let me decide, too. I want non-WP users to be able to leave comments but I do like the idea of providing some level of identification to make sure comments from blogggers I read do not get lost in the spam folder.

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      1. It appears that unless you’re in the Reader, WP won’t tell my site that you are you, unless a middle identification step, on my site, is included in the process. That’s less than ideal.