Robinson Crusoe is a book written by Daniel Defoe. The first edition credited the work’s protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.
Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character – a castaway who spends twenty eight years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The book has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island.
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