The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
Against his parents' wishes, Robinson Crusoe sets sail on a voyage that will permanently redirect his life. Thrice shipwrecked, Crusoe ends up alone on a deserted island with the few possessions he salvaged from his ship. After forging himself a makeshift home, he then has to reckon with the island's cannibal intruders. With the help of freed prisoner 'Friday', he hatches a plan to escape from the so-called 'Island of Despair'.
A novel that essentially invented survivalist fiction, this book also addresses pressing questions about faith and the resilience of the human spirit. Bursting with spellbinding adventures and a captivating protagonist, it's no coincidence that only the Bible has been printed in more languages.
- The ultimate adventure story: pirates, shipwrecks, cannibals, mutiny, and trust old Man Friday.
- Defoe describes the beautiful yet grueling reality of the island in stunning detail.
- Through the relatable protagnoist, Crusoe meditates on the ways we cope with hardship.