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Robinson Crusoe Kindle Edition
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All in all, pretty good book.
Teenagers should be able to read the unabridged edition without picking up any of Defoe's "offensive" attitudes (I would like to think the average 13 year old has a firm enough grasp of history to understand that what was acceptable then is not acceptable now). In other words, this is a wonderful book for unusually intelligent children and those who do not want to wade through the original. In other words, it was quite unnecessary to produce this version of Robinson Crusoe.
This is still an enjoyable read and I'm not positive if I would have particularly cared if the book had been longer. It is engaging throughout, although Defoe's prose occasionally feels flat and Crusoe's interminable ruminations on providence began wearing on my patience. There are certainly portions that are a little dull, but the overall impact of the piece is undeniably powerful and the message contained within is undoubtedly memorable.
Back in my early days it was said that the island Robinson Crusoe was stranded on was Tobago which is our sister island, I live in Trinidad. Today its called Trinidad & Tobago close to the mainland of Venezuela. This book was first published in April 25, 1719 and lots of stuff had been changed over the years. It all brings the excitement to the story and to the mind of any young readers even us older folks.
Dafoe describes the life of Robinson, in the first person, up to the time of his tragic shipwreck which leaves him on a deserted island, presumably Tobago. He then goes into great detail about surviving and thriving for twenty eight years as a cast away. There is a dramatic climax leading to his escape from the island and returning to England.
The remainder of the story is a rushed narrative of his life after living on the island, but for me this part falls flat. There is an unnecessary narrative of a land trip over the mountains to the south of Europe with some less than exciting encounters with wolves and bears.
There is lots of interesting philosophising and religious Christian themes throughout.
It is a great book and well worth reading, but the last part doesn't do justice to the rest of the story.