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Widely regarded as the first English novel Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719 and has inspired countless imitationsIn his own words Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible. This is one of those books that really serves to remind a modern audience of why we should kill whitey Robinson Crusoe is the story of a young man with atrociously bad luck who unfortunately for any shipmates he ever has suffers from an extreme case of wanderlust Every ship he gets onto sinks but he just keeps getting onto them Even after he's got a nice successful plantation of his own he decides he's just GOT to get on ANOTHER ship to get this procure himself some slaves It crashes of course and he gets stranded alone on an island Not to worry though he's got a bible and he successfully becomes a religious zealot while alone with nothing better to do It's too bad that his only book couldn't have been a copy of Don uixote or something because maybe then he'd have become a interesting storyteller But no like so many people who have terrible luck he turns to god and starts counting his blessings or less out of a lack of anything better to do Then after he's been alone for 24 years he sees a footprint in the sand and he totally freaks and he becomes convinced it must belong to the devil Ummm ok So I'm sitting there thinking Maybe it's your own footprint But it takes this genius a whole day of scaring himself before he comes up with that explanation Anyway it turns out not to be his footprint at all it actually belongs to the savages Carribean Indians who apparently visit the island sometimes in order to cook and eat their prisoners which for the record was not actually a common practice among Indians in the Americas And here's the part where you really hate white people He then saves one of the prisoners from being eaten and makes him into his slave who he renames Friday teaches English and converts to Christianity Friday instead of kicking this pompous jerk's posterior from here to next Friday after repaying whatever debt he owed Robinson for saving his life is a faithful slave in every way for the remainder of the book Friday speaks in a pidgin English which is probably realistic enough for a man who learned English late in life from one solitary individual but Robinson has an offensive habit of translating easy enough to understand things that Friday says to us the idiot readers At which he smiled and said 'Yes yes we always fight the better;' that is he meant always get the better in fight Also during Friday's religious education he asks Robinson why god doesn't just kill the devil and end evil and because there is actually no good answer to such a uestion for a religious person Robinson simply pretends not to hear him and wanders away What a jackss Luckily Robinson Crusoe's religious conversion doesn't last forever As soon as he's back in civilization and making money hand over fist he pretty much gives it up Speaking of which what was with the end of this book He gets rescued he goes home but there's no emotional payoff and instead he goes on about his European adventures with Friday We don't care about the wolves and dancing bear We want to know did you learn anything from your years away Do you feel like you missed out Was anyone happy to see you Did they have a funeral for you while you were missing What did your mother do when she saw you again Robinson Crusoe is a man without any of the human characteristics that make people interesting to read about when they get into difficult situations He has no regrets no personal longings and he never reflects on his life before he was on the island during his decades on the island I understand that this is just an adventure novel but people actually still read this tripe and consider it a classic

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Including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday the man who becomes his trusted companionL J Swingle is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Kentucky where his primary field of study is the intellectual contexts of British Romanticism as reflected in the works of eighteenth and nineteenth century poets and novelists. Many consider this the first English novel It was published in 1719 and the setting was around 1650 But the amazing thing about this novel is that it's timeless Being stranded on a deserted island would be much the same today as it was 350 years ago It's a great tale though one I grew up with along with Treasure Island and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The 18th century writing style is a negative for most kids today I would think Informal Work Talks and Teachings years ago It's a great tale though one I grew up with along with Treasure Island and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The 18th century writing style is a negative for most kids today I would think

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Storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island Forced to overcome despair doubt and self pity he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness From practically nothing Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery grow crops domesticate livestock and build a house His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail. August 1651Dear DiaryWoo hoo Run away to sea at last Mum and Dad didn't want me to go but honestly what's the worst that can happen So far I'm loving life on the ocean wave and have only been a little bit sea sick Anyway it's Bye bye Hull hello HonoluluYours RobinsonJanuary 1653Dear DiarySorry it's been so long There was a minor incident with a shipwreck and just when I'd managed to find passage on another boat some pirates turned up and I ended up as a slave I had to do loads of work for this Moorish guy and while it was all nice and exotic it's not nice being stripped of all your civil liberties Anyway I've just escaped with my buddy Xury and we're heading out to sea in order to see if we can flag down a bigger boat er sorry shipYours RobinsonMarch 1654Dear DiaryJust arrived in Brazil wowee it is hot here Much hotter than hull at any rate I'm redder than a snapper on stick and am having a bit of trouble finding my feet There's some sort of carnival on and I've seen a big hill which would like nice with a big statue of Jesus on it I've met some nice blokes on the boat and they said they'd help me make my fortune Someone is predicting that Brazil nuts will be the next big thing come Christmas next year so maybe I'll give that a goYours RobinsonJune 1660Dear DiaryWell it's been a while and a lot has happened I got myself all set up with a nice plantation and enjoyed the good life for a while here but I miss the salty tang of the sea air the creak of the sails and the gentle rocking of the boat so I've decided to sink my money into slavery and am going to put to sea as soon as I can I've realised I'm not one for a landlubbers lifeYours RobinsonNovember 1661Dear DiaryWell I am literally scuppered My slaving venture didn't go too well Guess I should have thought about my own time as a slave with that Moorish guy before I set out in order to profit from other peoples misery but hey everyone else is doing it and even Bristol are getting in on the trade now by all accounts Anyway that's all by the by now We headed for Africa but a devil of storm came and dragged the ship and all the men on down to Davy Jones I think I'm the only survivor and the sea has spit me up on this miserable sliver of land with only the clothes on my back A couple of animals survived too I've called the dog Defoe and the cats are called Swift and Behn For now I just pet them but if I can't find any food then Defoe is going to make a tidy stir fry Am off to set up camp now so will write upon my returnYours RobinsonJanuary 1662Dear DiaryI've settled in and created a uite minimalist base camp It's taken a lot of ingenuity to make all the things I need Wreckage from the ship and flotsam and jetsam have washed ashore and provided me with some raw materials like sails and timber bits of rope and metal It's not exactly the Radisson Blue but I'm uite proud of my little house The cats and rats are multiplying uite ridiculously I shudder to think what it's doing to the ecosystem I kill and eat the goats and birds but they're getting wise to my tricks now I've kept one of the birds as a pet and called him bird brian I'm having to go further and further afield for food the other month I fell into a ravine and broke a limb I thought for certain I was a goner but the lord has been kind to me since I arrived here I'm not normally one for solitude but the peace and uiet has been educational I suppose I've become a bit introspective but I don't have much time to mope as staying alive takes up most of my daysYours RobinsonAugust 1665Dear DiaryVisitors Wish I'd baked something Turns out they're cannibals though so I guess nice scones and a cup of honest to goodness tea bark probably is not their thing Was tempted to smite them for being heathenish devils but I'm looking pretty heathenish myself these days and beggars can't be choosers over company at a time like this One of them chose to stay behind Can't understand a bloody thing about him and he's not one for chatter I've called him Friday and he's put up no objections so far Am looking forward to spending some time with my new friendYours RobinsonMarch 1672Dear DiarySeven years since I last wrote well you could have knocked me over with a parrots feather when I realised Friday and I have become firm friends Still not a lot of chatter but then a man is glad of companionship without all the additional twittering He's got a bit of a grip on my lingo now though and has shown an interest in the ways of our Lord I told him about my big statue idea He laughed Yours RobinsonApril 1685Dear DiaryRecently some other cannibals came to the island They were planning to hot pot someone but we soon put pay that idea There was a bit of a to do and now we have two newly saved captives on our hands The island is starting to feel uite crowded One of them is a Spaniard who says his country men are near by and could save us the other bloke was none other than my man Friday's father The two of them are off back to the mainland to rustle up a rescue party I keep thinking about bacon buttiesYours RobinsonDecember 1686Dear DiaryToday was my last day on the island Felt a bit sad to say bye bye I've grown fond of all its nooks and crannies now and though admittedly I would give my eye teeth for a bacon sandwich and a nice cup of tea I suspect that never again shall I experience the resplendent solitude which I experienced on the island Don't know if I'll ever get used to sleeping in a bed and not a hammock either I'm thinking of writing about my experiences though Wonder if this is the sort of thing that people would like to know about Friday has agreed to come with me which is nice but I'm not sure what he'll think of Hull after all it's no paradise islandYours Robinson

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