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Robinson Crusoe

The book Robinson Crusoe was made into the movie Robinson Crusoe.

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Book details for Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe was written by Daniel Defoe. The book was published in 2001 by Aladdin. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Daniel Defoe also wrote Moll Flanders (1959) and Robinson Crusoe (2001).

 

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Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on ... Read More

Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English

language.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) trained for the ministry, became a political journalist, and finally, to many, became "the father of the English novel." He is also the author of Moll Flanders.

Movie details for Robinson Crusoe

The movie was released in 1997 and directed by Rod Hardy and George Miller, who also directed The Aviator (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Andre (1994). Robinson Crusoe was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Pierce Brosnan, William Takaku, Polly Walker (II), Ian Hart, James Frain, Damian Lewis, Ben Robertson, Tim McMulian, Martin Grace, Sean Brosnan, Lysette Anthony and Jim Clark.

 

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Pierce Brosnan stars in a new movie version of the classic adventure tale Robinson Crusoe. After killing a friend in a duel, Crusoe flees his native Scotland and takes to the high seas. A storm casts him ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean, where he b... Read More
Pierce Brosnan stars in a new movie version of the classic adventure tale Robinson Crusoe. After killing a friend in a duel, Crusoe flees his native Scotland and takes to the high seas. A storm casts him ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean, where he builds himself a home out of bamboo and goes a little crazy from solitude--until he finds a footprint in the sand that isn't his. The relationship between Crusoe and Friday, a native from a neighboring island, gets a more contemporary (less colonial) interpretation than in the original story; the result is quite enjoyable. Brosnan is particularly good at depicting Crusoe's borderline madness from isolation, and William Takaku gives Friday both dignity and intelligence. The cinematography of the island is gorgeous. --Bret Fetzer