The author of this book is James Baldwin. He did a good job cutting out parts of it, but yet he managed to show what the main part of the story was. There are two settings, one is in England, and one is on a little island where he gets shipwrecked on it. The time is about the 1600s or 1700s, and I would guess that because there are pirates and savages still.
There are a couple of main characters. There is Robinson Crusoe who is an English man who wants to go to sea when he is a boy. Soon he does, and gets shipwrecked off the coast of an island. He soon gets used to his life with his parrot, and calls himself governor of his small island. Then there is Friday. Friday does not appear until about halfway through the book, but he plays an important role. Friday is a savage who Crusoe rescued from a band of cannibals. Friday helps Crusoe escape from the island later by capturing pirates.
The plot of this book is for Crusoe to get off the lonely island he is shipwrecked on. He builds himself a little fort on the island to protect from cannibals, and makes life happy. Later Friday captures pirates, and he uses their boat to return to England.
I recommend this book because it tells about a man who gets lost, and it tells what you can do in a way. I also recommend this book because it shows how to survive on a small island for years on end.
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