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Robinson Crusoe

Narrated by: Nigel Graham
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature

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The original title of "Robinson Crusoe" seems to say everything what the book is about: "The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe", of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island of the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been east on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pirates. Written by Himself.

Based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, a shipwrecked sailor who lived four and a half years on a Pacific Island, Defoe created a unique literary masterpiece. Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. He worked as a spy and as a merchant, before he started the newspaper "The Review" and became famous as one of the most important journalists of his time. Almost sixty years old, Daniel Defoe’s astounding debut as a novelist was eventually published: Robinson Crusoe. The literary genius who has produced roughly 500 pamphlets, tracts and books (including Moll Flanders), died on 26 April, 1731 of a lethargy in Ropemaker's Alley, Moorfields.

Nigel Graham was born in Australia. Moving to London in 1959 he worked in many theatres round the country and in London’s West End. Television appearances included such popular series as Coronation Street and Z Cars. He has a long association with BBC radio and for many years he has been increasingly drawn towards Audio Books and has so far recorded more than 200 books.

Please note: This audiobook is in English.

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