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New Meetup: Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"

From: Emlyn C.
Sent on: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:06 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Ann Arbor Classics Book Group!

What: Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"

When: Sunday, August 15,[masked]:00 PM

Borders Books
612 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This is our official August discussion, where we will be discussing the book that we democratically selected as a group. This time we are reading "Robinson Crusoe".

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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 imitations.

In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible 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, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.

Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, Robinson Crusoe is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.

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