Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.
One of the bestselling books in history, Robinson Crusoe is credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction and is among the most compelling tales of survival the world has ever known.
Caught in a terrible hurricane, Robinson Crusoe finds himself shipwrecked on a remote island. At the mercy of nature and, worse, a horrifying solitude, Crusoe does his best to survive. Crafting his own tools, building his own shelter, and growing his own food, Crusoe does well protecting his body, but the weight of loneliness begins to ebb away at his mind. Too aware of the days, months, and years that have passed, Crusoe finally happens upon a footprint. His joy at discovering other people quickly turns to his horror when he discovers he shares this island with cannibals. Though he is longer alone in the world, is it enough to prevent the disappearance of the man once known as Crusoe? Can a man who has survived his horrors return to society?
by Daniel Defoe
by Arthur Machen