Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, is considered by many to be the first novel in English, and its success was so enormous that by the end of the nineteenth century it had spawned more translations and versions than any other previous English book. An everyman character who has become part of our cultural heritage, Defoe's castaway - shipwrecked, imperilled and facing a host of elemental challenges - lives an archetypal life of survival, adventure and personal development.
On one level a simple adventure story, while at the same time an allegory, a quest novel and a spiritual autoEdition Biography, Robinson Crusoe has captured the imagination of readers for nearly three centuries.
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Daniel Defoe (1659-1661) was an English writer and journalist most widely known for his novel Robinson Crusoe, originally published in 1719. His work varied from political pamphlets to poetry, and included other novels such as Religious Courtship and The Political History of the Devil. He lived in London, England. Avi has written over forty-five highly acclaMore about Daniel Defoe
Adam Stower studied Illustration at the Norwich School of Art where he obtained a first class BA (Hons) degree, and then he went on to do a Masters degree in Narrative Illustration at Brighton University. Adam now lives and works in Brighton. This is his first picture book.More about Adam Stower