Literary Classics are indispensable masterpieces, which help us understand our world irrespective of changing times. Timelessness of such works make them even more relevant for younger minds that are in their formative years. But the children, when they are just brushing their linguistic teeth might find Elizabethan English a little harder to chew and might choose to stay away.
Wisemen Publication’s – Wisemen World Classics is an attempt to befriend your growing child with Great Masters of world literature, retelling their content in contemporary prose with vivid illustrations, while retaining the music of the original work.
ABOUT THE STORY.
The story of undefeated courage and passion is based on the true shipwreck story of Alexander Sekirk, a famous sailor of his times.
Robinson Crusoe goes to sea, where he is taken slave by the captain of the ship and finally lands up in Brazil to become a sugar planter. From Brazil, he sails further but due to a storm his ship gets wrecked and he manages to reach close to the shore of a deserted island.
Soon, he traces some mysterious footprints, discovers signs of life on the island, builds a house with the help of whatever he could get there. Later, he faces savages of the island and braves them with fire and Gunpowder, rescuing a prisoner in the process. The prisoner, upon being rescued becomes his companion calling him Master as Crusoe names him Friday. Together they begin to enjoy living on the island. Hunting and cooking their own way. Crusoe even visits Friday’s island and defeats on more attack of savages on their island.
One fine day Friday spots an English ship from where Crusoe makes a plan to rescue.
Further read this book to find out if he succeeds in rescuing the captain and his friends and make it back to England
About Daniel Defoe (1660- 1731)
Daniel Deoe, born on 24 April 1660 to an ordinary butcher family in Stoke Newington, London, was a prolific writer and journalist with deep political convection and activity. His work documents the social and political upheaval of 17th century England. Defoe’s life was full of ups and downs, but he fought for what he believed and also gave birth to several political controversies in his time. Defoe was jailed many times for his political writ-ups and failed in his initial business ventures leading to bankruptcy in 1962.
This made his life difficult with a wife an seven children to support. But he continued undeterred with his passion for politics and writing and authored more than 500 titles including novels, essays, pamphlets, short stories and poems. Robinson Crusoe was written in 1719, almost at the time of the birth of English novel and became famous for the amazing portrayal of an adventurous story of a man. Defoe’s other famous novels are Captain Singleton (1720) and Moll Flanders (1722).
He died in 1731 and was cremated in Bunhill Fields, London.
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