Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) lived a life full of business successes and reverses, financial gains and losses, and political victories and defeats. Sent by his father to study for the ministry, Defoe entered the business world instead.
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) lived a life full of business successes and reverses, financial gains and losses, and political victories and defeats. In 1685, Defoe took part in the Duke of Monmouth’s ill-fated rebellion against King James II; and in 1688, he joined a volunteer regiment that acted as William III’s escort into London. His poem The True-Born Englishman (1701) met with.
Robinson Crusoe (/ˈkruːsoʊ/) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719.
Daniel Defoe’s most popular book is Robinson Crusoe. Moll Flanders by. Daniel Defoe. The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by.
My father was German, but he came to live and work in England. Soon after that, he married my mother, who was English. Her family name was Robinson, so, when I was born, they called me Robinson, after her. My father did well in his business and I went to a good school. He wanted me to get a good job and live a quiet, comfortable life.
LibriVox recording of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe. Read by Mark F. Smith. Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe’s hard-luck character is still the standard for growing where you’re planted. Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn’t needfu. nd is marooned on a small island off South America
Defoe’s book immediately spurred imitations, called Robinsonades, and he himself used it as a springboard for more fiction.
Defoe probably based part of Robinson Crusoe on the real-life experiences of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who at his own request was put ashore on an uninhabited island in 1704 after a quarrel with his captain and stayed there until 1709. But Defoe took his novel far beyond Selkirk’s story by blending the traditions of Puritan spiritual autobiography with an insistent scrutiny of the nature of human beings as social creatures. Defoe’s book immediately spurred imitations, called Robinsonades, and he himself used it as a springboard for more fiction.
Читать бесплатно текст книги Robinson Crusoe автора Daniel Defoe (1-я . You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer.
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автор: Даниель Дефо (Daniel Defoe). The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe. Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Author: Daniel Defoe. Release Date: April 6, 2010 Originally released: February 28, 1996.