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Robinson Crusoe, Modernized Edition by Daniel Defoe (2014-06-13)

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  • By Griffin on December 1, 2016

    Our fourteen year old liked the adventure and survival techniques of the island. She said this book reminded her to not give up and be lethargic in your circumstances but to be active in problem solving. She also was encouraged to stand up for those in underprivileged circumstances or in abusive situations and not just be a by stander. She liked there was a lot to take away from this book. She would recommend this book to whoever likes adventure.Our eleven year old liked the ingenuity of Crusoe when he was stranded on the island. She said it made her think of being creative if she were ever stranded somewhere without the proper resources. She disliked the beginning because she felt it was too slow moving. She would recommend this book because it is a good book and you can learn a lot of stuff, specifically if you feel like you are at an end, keep trying because you can always find a way.As the mom, I am thankful the book kept both girls engaged. We had many points for discussion throughout the entire book. I would recommend all families with children in middle school and above to read this book aloud as a family. I look forward to reading it again when our younger two are older. (I can't say that about all of the books we read aloud.)

  • By Catherine on June 5, 2017

    I used to work at Macmillan when Scribner was under the Macmillan umbrella and I knew when I bought this edition that it was the highest quality you can buy. The N.C. Wyeth illustrations are wonderful and they're on the very best high quality paper. All the Scribner Classics are well made. If you like classics, you'll love these editions. They are very well bound on very good paper and, as I just said, the illustrations are on the very best paper. For the price, you're getting a great deal. The only drawback: because it's such a high quality edition, you'll want to take very, very good care of it. Read it away from anything that might spill on it. Try to keep it away from any humidity. I know I'm sounding like a crazy book person and, okay, I probably am, but when you buy it, you'll see what I mean.

  • By David G. Parsons on June 18, 2015

    I had not read "Robinson Crusoe", as a youngster or as required in school. I thought I knew the story, but I was very pleasantly surprised and pleased by every page. With scenes that could have come from, "Two Years Before the Mast", and "Treasure Island", Daniel Defoe weaves a story of magic and experimentation. Our Crusoe is an "old time" MacGyver. I was mesmerized as Crusoe invented useful implements from the ruins of the sunken ship and those things he found on his island. Crusoe's main home and his alternate abode were described with exacting detail. It was as if I was helping him build and bring in his crops The introduction of "Friday" and how he impacted Crusoe was touching and realistically humanitarian. This is not only a story of survival, but one of a man's need to live, love his God, and look for a new tomorrow. I recommend this fine novel to readers starting at middle teens and all adults. There are several other novels that Mr. Defoe has written that follow the further adventures of his Robinson Crusoe. This first original start of "Robinson Crusoe", is a must. Please read and enjoy it, as I have. David G. Parsons.

  • By Flat Lander on October 27, 2017

    I read this in high school about 50 years ago and decided to reread this book written about 1712 or so. Once I got past the ancient writing style, I got hooked on the imagery. I thought I recalled the book, but what I recalled was the various Robinson Crusoe movies that I had seen. Needless to say the book is much different than Hollywood's version. For example, Crusoe's faithful friend and servant Friday was not a black African but rather a South American Indian. Reading the book in the original is more difficult because of the very long sentences with punctuation not much in use nowadays. Also, it sends you back to the culture of that time period where slavery, servants, etc. were part of everyday life, and things like blood-letting assumed to work great. I got the free version put together from OCR of the original and a team of volunteers to edit the text, which was great except for a few clunkers. All in all I recommend it as a great read.

  • By MissionPk on January 26, 2017

    Obviously of its time, but surprisingly fun and easy to read. Sort of hard to imagine that to most of the British colonialists in India or to the naval officers fighting Napoleon, this book would have already been considered quite old.The first half of the book is a classic (the classic) shipwreck survival tale and very clear in its parallel of the castaway's physical survival alone to everyone's spiritual survival in the privacy of their relationship to mortality. A worthy companion to Milton or to Pilgrim's Progress, both of which it echoes in a lot of ways.The second half is a straight up 18th century adventure novel, which is quite fun. The attitudes towards servitude cross over, even for the time (I think), into pure fantasy. Easy to see why it was so popular for so long.

  • By Jarom on November 9, 2017

    I would offer "0" stars, if possible. This edition is thin, without page numbers, and the book ended in the MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE! Obviously, it is not a legitimate copy, and is a fraud. If I had only purchased one copy, I would not be so upset, but I bought 17 copies for a book discussion group and cannot return them! This "publisher" is fraudulent and Amazon should not allow them to sell this knock-off of the real thing. VERY FRUSTRATING!

  • By Jerome Mc Kenna on November 2, 2015

    This is a classic of English literature so I am not reviewing the book only the version. It is an excellent copy, it is exactly what you would think of a version aimed at young readers. I wish it had notes and I wish it had the original spelling and not modern spelling. Someone should put out an adult version with the N.C. Wyeth illustrations but I cannot down rate this edition for not being my preferred edition.

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