Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe

This book, first published in 1719, was written by Daniel Defoe and is the story of a man stranded alone on an island for 28 years.

Robinson Crusoe is an Englishman who yearns for the sea.  He makes several voyages, all of which turn out badly, but his yearning continues.  Eventually he is captured by pirates and enslaved by a Moor.  He escapes and sails to South America where he acquires a plantation.  Returning from a voyage to get slaves, his ship is wrecked and everyone is lost except him.

He swims to the nearby island and over time removes from the ship everything he can use.  As the days and years pass, he constructs a fort, digs a cave, grows corn, raises goats, and generally creates a kingdom for himself.

Then one day he discovers a footprint in the sand and learns that cannibals use the island for their rituals.

How does he handle this crisis?  Does he ever return to England?  Read the book to find out!