Extracts from THE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE (1719). The first part of this book tells the adventures of a trader who ran away to sea as a boy, and who, after adventures in many parts of the world, is the sole survivor of a shipwreck off an unknown island. Here he is isolated for many years. After his rescue, the island is colonised, and the second part to the book, published in the same year, concerns Crusoe's further adventures on his return to the island. Robinson Crusoe's island experiences are based on those of Alexander Selkirk on Juan Fernandez. Defoe met Selkirk in Bristol and learned a great deal at first hand from him.
|Considers The Situation|
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