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Daniel Defoe’s magnificent masterpiece is presented in a stunning new clothbound edition, skillfully designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. These exquisite and collectible Penguin editions feature high-quality, textured cloth covers adorned with foil stamping.
"I walked about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapped up in the contemplation of my deliverance... reflecting upon all my comrades that were drowned, and that there should not be one soul saved but myself..."
Who hasn't fantasized about a life on a remote island, far removed from civilization? This novel has served as the inspiration for countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which match the power and originality of Defoe’s celebrated work. Robinson Crusoe, marooned on an island after a fierce sea storm, must adapt with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns the art of canoe-building, bread-making, and the endurance of endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he encounters another human being.
First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has received acclaim from literary giants such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson, standing as one of the greatest novels in the English language. "Robinson Crusoe has a universal appeal, a story that goes right to the core of existence." — Simon Armitage