Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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A shipwreck’s sole escapee, Robinson Crusoe endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and manages not only to survive but also to prevail. A warm humanity, evocative details of his struggle to tolerate his lonely existence, and lively accounts of his many exploits make Robinson Crusoe the most engaging of narrators. All readers with a taste for adventure will relish this inexpensive edition of one of the most popular and influential novels ever written.

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The 89th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 12th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 27th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - 47th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  5. - 57th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  6. - 84th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  7. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  8. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  9. - The 100 Best Books in the World ( (in German))
  10. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  11. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (
  12. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  13. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  14. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  15. - Best Books Ever (

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