Robinson Crusoe Summary
Daniel Defoe

Everything you need to understand or teach Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Robinson Crusoe Overview

The novel is the fictional account of Robinson Crusoe who is born in 1632. He is the third son of a German merchant who immigrates to England and marries a woman whose family name if Robinson. The family name is corrupted to Crusoe. Crusoe wants to go to sea, but his father wants him to become a lawyer. Even though his parents disapprove, Crusoe takes a ship to London on September 1, 1651. Crusoe finds success and misfortune on the sea. He becomes a slave, establishes a plantation in Brazil, and then spends over 30 years as the sole inhabitant of an uninhabited island. He finally escapes the island and returns to England where he raises a family and experiences further adventures that he says he will tell in another book.

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