Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Yesterdays Classics

ISBN: 9781599151809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5517


An adaptation of the story of Robinson Crusoe who was shipwrecked on an island, how he survived and was finally rescued.

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crusoe, Robinson (Fictitious character)

Page: 368

View: 2787


During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.

Crusoe's Island

A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness

Author: Andrew Lambert

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571330258

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 4978


From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific. The tiny island assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe's novel. Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend of this place, bringing to life the voices of the visiting sailors, scientists and artists, as well as the wonders, tragedy and violence that they encountered.

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141393407

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 1683


A classic 18th-century novel describes the struggle for survival of a shipwrecked Spanish castaway, who learns to survive alone for years before rescuing “Friday” from native cannibals and ultimately being rescued himself by an English ship. 35,000 first printing.

Swallows and Amazons

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567924204

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

View: 5402


Originally published: London; New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060281375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2038


All seven Chronicles are bound together in this one magnificent volume with a personal introduction by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis.

Robinson Crusoe Level 4 Intermediate American English

Author: Daniel Defoe,Nicholas Murgatroyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521148901

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 4694


The graded readers series of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. An adaptation of the classic story about a young man who is shipwrecked on an island. Crusoe eventually meets another person on the island and their friendship leads to his escape and return to the country he left as a young man, almost thirty years before. This paperback is in American English. Audio recordings of the text are available on our website at: Cambridge Experience Readers, previously called Cambridge Discovery Readers, get your students hooked on reading.

Mr. Standfast

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: John Buchan

ISBN: 8892559761

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3613


John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC (/ˈbʌxən/; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935 he was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada R. B. Bennett, to replace the Earl of Bessborough. He occupied the post until his death in 1940. Buchan proved to be enthusiastic about literacy, as well as the evolution of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom (font: Wikipedia).

Faulks on Fiction

A Story of the Novel in 28 Characters

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846079608

Category: English fiction

Page: 376

View: 6586


Ever since Robinson Crusoe in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. In this engaging and personal book, Sebastian Faulks examines and celebrates the most famous and best-loved of these dazzling fictional creations and their wider impact on British culture as a whole. From Sherlock Holmes and Mr Darcy to Emma Woodhouse and James Bond - this is the story of the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains in all of us.


Author: J M Coetzee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241975441

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8574


Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K, J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe in Foe. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover. At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to London. Determined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world. But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itself. Treacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre-eminent author's works. 'A small miracle of a book. . . of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power' Washington Post 'A superb novel' The New York Times

A Criminal History of Mankind

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626818673

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

View: 389


"A work of massive energy, compulsively readable, splendidly establishes Wilson in a European tradition of thought that includes H.G. Wells, Sartre and Shaw." —Time Out "A tremendous resource for crime buffs as well as a challenging exposition for some of the more subtle criminological thinking of our time." —Kirkus This landmark work offers a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence. Its sweep is broad, its research meticulous and detailed. Wilson explores the bloodthirsty sadism of the ancient Assyrians and the mass slaughter by the armies led by Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, and Vlad the Impaler. He delves into modern history, exploring the genocides practiced by Stalin and Hitler. He then takes a chilling look into the sex crimes and mass murders that have become symbols of the neuroses and intensity of modern life. With breathtaking audacity and stunning insight, Wilson puts criminality firmly in a wide, illuminating historical context. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence.

Robinson Crusoe for Children

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409909125


Page: 188

View: 3651


James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. He is best remembered for the books of introductory historical sketches he wrote for younger students and his retellings of the legends of heroes for older students. Other works include: The Story of Roland (1883), A Story of the Golden Age (1887), Old Greek Stories (1895), Fifty Famous Stories Retold (1896), Four Great Americans (1897), Hero Tales (1904), Fifty Famous People (1912) and In My Youth (1914).

Piggo and the Nosebag

Author: Pam Ayres

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9780563209225


Page: 32

View: 8223


Piggo the piglet lives in the children's farmyard in the grounds of a stately home called Badgerwood House. In this story he finds out why his friend Edgar has had his favourite nosebag taken away. The author has written other children's books as well as publishing and recording her own poems.

The Storm

Author: Brad Strickland,D J MacHale,Stan Rogow

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448441306

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8710


When videotapes are stolen by one of the stranded passengers of Flight 29 the ensuing problems complicate their attempts to survive an oncoming tropical storm.

Popular Children's Literature in Britain

Author: Julia Briggs,Dennis Butts,Matthew Orville Grenby

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781840142426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 8500


Responding to the astonishing success of J. K. Rowling and other contemporary authors, the editors of this timely volume take up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have generated, and sometimes sustained, the popularity of children's books. Ranging from eighteenth-century chapbooks to the stories of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, and from science schoolbooks to Harry Potter, these essays show how authorial talent operates within its cultural context to make a children's classic.

BBC Handbook

Author: British Broadcasting Corporation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Broadcasting

Page: N.A

View: 5400


Robinson Crusoe

his life and strange surprising adventures

Author: Daniel Defoe,Kathleen Lines

Publisher: Nonesuch P.


Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 2876


The account of a shipwrecked sailor and his struggle to survive, by wit and hard work, his involuntary isolation on an uninhabited island.