The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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Overview

Crusoe (the family name corrupted from the German name "Kreutznaer") set sail from Kingston upon Hull on a sea voyage in August 1651, against the wishes of his parents, who wanted him to pursue a career in law. After a tumultuous journey where his ship is wrecked in a storm, his lust for the sea remains so strong that he sets out to sea again. This journey, too, ends in disaster, as the ship is taken over by Salé pirates (the Salé Rovers) and Crusoe is enslaved by a Moor. Two years later, he escapes in a boat with a boy named Xury; a captain of a Portuguese ship off the west coast of Africa rescues him. The ship is en route to Brazil. Crusoe sells Xury to the captain. With the captain's help, Crusoe procures a plantation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684127931
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: An Illustrated Classic
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 524,442
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (1660–1731) was an English writer, trader, and journalist who wrote more than 300 works on a variety of topics that included politics, religion, psychology, crime, and more.

Walter Stanley Paget (1865–1935) was a British illustrator.

Tom Sperling was raised in DeLand, Florida, and earned his degree at St. Andrew’s College in North Carolina before moving to New York City to work as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art. With his real interest in illustration, Sperling began attending The Art Student’s League where he studied under Steven Katz, a leading illustrator from the 1930s to the 1950s. His first professional works were a series of murder mystery covers for Harper Collins. He also did freelance work for children’s magazines and was twice awarded the Paul Revere Award for Graphic Excellence. Sperling's first picture book was Big Bill, a “bad dog” story for Scholastic. He has since illustrated more than fifty book. Sperling also worked extensively England and continues editorial work for a range of clients including The New York Times and CBS Television. Basically, he likes reading something and then imagining how it might look. Sperling currently splits his time between his hometown in Florida and Somerset in the UK.
 

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