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Robinson Crusoe

Some describe Robinson Crusoe as the first novel of realistic fiction written in English.
  Daniel Defoe’s famous novel and the name of its main character — a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island (1719)
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  • Some describe Robinson Crusoe as the first novel of realistic fiction written in English.
  • its called robinson crusoe about a man who gets merooned on a dessert iland.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • His memoir, An Historical Relation, was used by Defoe as a psychological source for the ever inquisitive Robinson Crusoe.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He shoved the two stools together and laid Robinson Crusoe on the table.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver

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  • I wanted to read Robinson Crusoe.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I really can’t get over how similar it is to Robinson Crusoe at times, especially when he on the ship to Lilliput.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • But for the rest of us in the town, who needed shops and services—a few Belgians, some Greeks and Italians, a handful of Indians—it was a stripped, Robinson Crusoe kind of existence.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I snuck into the library and took a book from the shelves—a story called Robinson Crusoe by Mr. Defoe.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Robinson Crusoe!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Every house has only a single square room and a thatched roof, under which might dwell the likes of Robinson Crusoe.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Robinson Crusoe,
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Even Defoe’s creation, Robinson Crusoe, the prototype of the ideal solitary, could hope to meet another human being.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • ’We must have a long stick, like Robinson Crusoe, and cut a notch in it every day, and count them up every now and then, to see how the weeks and months and years go by.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I got ’Robinson Crusoe’ and tried to read, but his life on the island seemed dull compared with ours.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • I was as rejoiced as Robinson Crusoe could have been at finding such a treasure.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Say Robinson Crusoe was true to life.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Oh, hunting pictures in Germany, and Robinson Crusoe and funny pictures about cannibals.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • I had Billy Budd, Martin Eden, Treasure Island, Heart of Darkness, The Odyssey, Robinson Crusoe, and the Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • These poor people, washed ashore like Robinson Crusoe, making do without croissants.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Like Robinson Crusoe’s discovery of footprints on the sand.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She drew herself up, and stood behind a tree, like Robinson Crusoe in his ambuscade against the savages; so near to them that at a spring, and that no great one, she could have touched them both.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • You see it was Robinson Crusoe asking all the accumulated questions of fifty-six years!
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • And then the guard bringing two books—Robinson Crusoe and the Arabian Nights.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But those other things—you’re right, ma’am,—there ain’t much—Robinson Crusoe and the Bible; and Handel’s Largo, we all know that; and Whistler’s Mother—those are just about as far as we go.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • I saw that I was just another Robinson Crusoe cast away on an uninhabited island, with no society but some more or less tame animals, and if I wanted to make life bearable I must do as he did—invent, contrive, create, reorganize things; set brain and hand to work, and keep them busy.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • As to the little book to which the man on the floor had referred, we acquired a knowledge of it afterwards, and Mr. Jarndyce said he doubted if Robinson Crusoe could have read it, though he had had no other on his desolate island.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He remembered how Robinson Crusoe was very careful to keep track of time even though he never had any appointments.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • The Young Man’s Best Companion, The Farrier’s Sure Guide, The Veterinary Surgeon, Paradise Lost, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Ash’s Dictionary, and Walkingame’s Arithmetic, constituted his library; and though a limited series, it was one from which he had acquired more sound information by diligent perusal than many a man of opportunities has done from a furlong of laden shelves.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "Robinson Crusoe had no more," said Milly to herself, and then stood aghast at her levity.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • The book was Robinson Crusoe.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • That wealth had been, in his desert home, like Robinson Crusoe’s money; exchangeable with no one, lying idle in the dark to rust, until he poured it out for her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • What happiness, to work from dawn to dusk for your family and for yourself, to build a roof over their heads, to till the soil to feed them, to create your own world, like Robinson Crusoe, in imitation of the Creator of the universe, and, as your own mother did, to give birth to yourself, time and again.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Later, when he got a few pages into Robinson Crusoe, she thought, "No!
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I have some curious books in both languages; such as Erasmi Colloquia, Ovid de Tristibus, Gradus ad Parnassum; and in English I have several of the best books, though some of them are a little torn; but I have a great part of Stowe’s Chronicle; the sixth volume of Pope’s Homer; the third volume of the Spectator; the second volume of Echard’s Roman History; the Craftsman; Robinson Crusoe; Thomas a Kempis; and two volumes of Tom Brown’s Works."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And I began to get into Robinson Crusoe.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • O, poor Robinson Crusoe!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He opened Robinson Crusoe.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Robinson Crusoe had to live on them.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • _Robin, Robin, Robinson Crusoe, poor Robin!
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Robinson Crusoe.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • He opened Robinson Crusoe at the first page and began to read.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Where are you, Robinson Crusoe?
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • After Attean had gone, Matt kept thinking about Robinson Crusoe and all the useful things he had managed to salvage from that ship.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Come to think of it, Robinson Crusoe had lived like a king on that desert island!
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Impatiently they hurried through the lessons to get on with Robinson Crusoe.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Like Robinson Crusoe, he had thought it natural and right that the wild man should be the white man’s slave.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • As soon as he could, he picked up Robinson Crusoe.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Was this Attean’s answer, in case Matt had any idea in his head about being a Robinson Crusoe?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
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