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ˈkru soʊRobin·son Cru·soe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Robinson Crusoenoun

    the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island

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  1. Robinson Crusoenoun

    A fictional castaway.

  2. Robinson Crusoenoun

    Denotes something isolated and independent

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  1. Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, and was published under the considerably longer original title 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 on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast 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. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character —a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. The story is widely perceived to have been influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", Chile. However, other possible sources have been put forward for the text. It is possible, for example, that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island. Another source for Defoe's novel may have been Robert Knox's account of his abduction by the King of Ceylon in 1659 in "An Historical Account of the Island Ceylon," Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1911. In his 2003 Book "In Search of Robinson Crusoe", Tim Severin contends that the account of Henry Pitman in a short book chronicling his escape from a Caribbean penal colony and subsequent shipwrecking and desert island misadventures, is the inspiration for the story.

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  1. Robinson Crusoe

    F. R. G. S., traveller and autobiographer. Visited a sparsely-settled island in the Pacific Ocean; talked to parrots; found some footprints; rescued Friday, and returned to England to become an author.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robinson Crusoe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robinson Crusoe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Robinson Crusoe in a Sentence

  1. Sophie Scholl:

    “And I could weep at how mean people are and how they betray their fellow creatures, perhaps for the sake of personal advantage. It is enough to make a person lose heart sometimes. I often wish I lived on a Robinson Crusoe island.”

  2. Anonymous:

    Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

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