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Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe: Retold for Younger Listeners

by Daniel Defoe

Title Details

Abridged Edition
Running Time
2 Hrs. 19 Min.


Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realization that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarizing himself with his new habitat: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. And after encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion.

A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling of Defoe's text, simplifying and clarifying it at certain points.

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