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How long could you last alone on a deserted island? A few months? One year? Five? How about 28 years?
Against his family’s wishes, young Robinson Crusoe ventures out to sea. Things go bad immediately, as Crusoe’s ship is attacked by pirates and he is sold into slavery. After a narrow escape and a renewed attempt to create a new life in the Americas, a shipwreck leaves him isolated on an island off the coast of Venezuela. Battling the elements, despair, and a group of cannibals, Crusoe struggles to establish a new society on the island, waiting and hoping for rescue. Robinson Crusoe is one of the most influential, popular, and exciting adventure novels of all time.
Newly abridged by Timothy Meis, James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans comes to life under the paintbrush of N.C. Wyeth, with illustrations originally published in 1919. The artist offers readers a close-up view of the French and Indian War, in paintings such as British colonel Duncan's struggle against a Huron warrior or the Mohican Chingachgook similarly fighting off another Huron warrior in the clearing of a wood. Wyeth's paintings also accompany Meis's adaptation of Daniel DeFoe's Robinson Crusoe, due out in February.