The book is a fictional autobiography of the title character, whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer, a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.
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I was obliged to read this for my novel course. It took me a great while and a lot of powering through to finish this, but I find the result rewarding.
Challenging Read, Good Book
Robinson Crusoe is a great novel, but it is definitely a more challenging read that requires time and patience. Daniel DeFoe’s incessant use of commas, semicolons, and excessively long sentences can confuse readers. However, this is a great classic, published in 1719! It takes patience to read this novel; in fact, most people agree that it doesn’t truly get interesting until around Chapter 8-9. Robinson Crusoe discusses in length the cannibalism of some of the Caribbeans, and the shooting of several animals and people. But, it ultimately has a good message and a happy ending!
Difficult to understand languge. Author drivels on and on about unnecessary and insignificant details.