Robinson Crusoe is a fictional character penned by Daniel Defoe. The book has been written in an autobiographical form, telling the story of the protagonist. In fact, when the book was first published in 1719, people believed that Crusoe was an actual person who wrote about his journey.
The first book in the series was published under a rather long title which goes like, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robison Crusoe of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an uninhabited island. The actual title goes on a little further than that. The book chronicles the journey of Crusoe, who is washed a tropical island near Trinidad ashore and has to spend several years fighting flesh eating humans, pirates and rebels, before being saved.
The book is believed to have been inspired from Alexander Selkirk�s life, a Scottish discard, who lived for four years in an island named Mas a Tierra off the Pacific coast. However, other theories have also been proposed on the inspiration behind the work. For example, some believe that the work is actually inspired from the story of Robert Knox, who was abducted by King of Ceylon and captivated on a deserted island.
It is an iconic series which has been adapted to film, TV and stage on numerous occasions. While the writing of Daniel Defoe is simple, it is highly regarded in literary circles. In fact, the book is believed to have spawned a whole new genre called realistic fiction. This edition of Robinson Crusoe contains abridged versions of classic tales of the iconic character. It has black and white illustrations, complete with stories chronicling the adventures of Crusoe. This book has been published by Om Books International and is available to buy online. The hardcover edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 9381607745 and ISBN-13 number of 978-9381607749.