Everything you need to understand or teach Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
Born in York
A retired German merchant named Kreutznaer settles in the York country where, due to the "usual corruption of words in England." the German name becomes Crusoe. In York, Mr. Crusoe marries a woman whose surname is Robinson.
Robinson Crusoe, born in 1632, is their third child. Early on, Crusoe's father determines that his son will become a lawyer. Unfortunately, Crusoe "would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea." His mother and father do not allow it.
To London and Trade
A year later Crusoe sneaks away and accepts passage to London. He leaves on September I, 1651. During a terrible storm, he promises to return home to his parents. Yet after the ship sinks, he forgets his promise. Instead, he goes to London and befriends the captain of a vessel bound for Guinea. He joins the voyage.
After a successful voyage, Crusoe resolves to make another journey with his friend.... View more of the Robinson Crusoe Summary