Robinson Crusoe

Paper Type: 130gsm Art paper (Matt) | Size: 178mm x 120mm; 112pp
Black and white; 15 illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-93-89136-48-7


Robinson Crusoe is an evergreen tale of adventure about a young man who is shipwrecked on a tropical island, near Trinidad. During his 28 years away from civilisation, his courage, resourcefulness and ingenuity help him to survive and thrive till he is rescued.

The book is one of the first novels in English literature and it also introduced the literary genre of realistic fiction. It has inspired numerous other books, theatrical and movie adaptations. Read in today’s time, the book also symbolizes the European colonial enterprise and its associated ideas. However, its memorable characters make it still very readable today.

This edition is an abridged version for young readers and includes a timeline of the author’s life, which provides the literary, historical and cultural context of the book.




Daniel  Defoe
Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (1660–1731) was an English writer and journalist who wrote on many topics and is most renowned for his novel Robinson Crusoe. He was often in debt and in trouble with the law, but is remembered as a forthright thinker, for his writings on politics, economics and social issues, as well as a populariser of the novel.