Thursday, April 2, 2009

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

About the book: Robinson Crusoe was first published in 1719 under the title "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York. Mariner; who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an uninhabited Island on the coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pirates. Written by Himself."
Robinson Crusoe is thought to be inspired by the life of the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned himself.

My Thoughts: I feel a little inadequate to review a book that has been popular for nearly 300 years. It is an amazing adventure story, but not the edge of your seat kind of adventure we are used to today. I listened to it and am glad I did. Hearing it helped me understand it better. The the beginning was somewhat repetitive but once past that it rolled right along. I've read several reviews where people complained about the old fashioned language, misspellings etc. It is what it is, a 300 year old novel. I'm glad I read (listened to)it, I enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

I love the titles of old books. Just look at that monster of a title for this one. You've got your synopsis right there.

Themes, Motifs & Symbols at SparkNotes.
Read Robinson Crusoe online here or here.
Go here to read a comparison of Crusoe and Selkirk.

Challenges:

100+ Reading Challenge

Daniel DeFoe Mini Challenge

5x4 Challenge

3 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

I listened to this on audio too. I liked it, but felt it may hold more appeal to a boy, or at least a male!

Anonymous said...

good day ppl. I'm really into shoes and I had been digging allowing for regarding that singular model. The prices for the sneakers were around 170 dollars on every page. But finally I found this site selling them for half price. I exceptionally love those [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]prada sneakers[/url]. I will absolutely order those. what can you tell me about these?

Anonymous said...

good day everyone. I'm honestly into shoes and I had been searching for that exact make. The prices due to the fact that the velcros are all over 320 dollars on every site. But finally I found this locate selling them for the benefit of half price. I exceptionally like these [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]prada sneakers[/url]. I will probably purchase these. what is your opinion?