Daniel Defoe


Robinson Crusoe is a classic world novel, named after the main character, who is the most famous castaway in the world of literature, who saves himself by swimming to a deserted island, where he remains trapped far from human civilization for a long time. Alone on the island, Robinson survives for as long as 18 years, after which he is rescued by an English ship. Today, all individuals who are stranded and unfortunate beyond human civilization are called "Robinsons" in his honor.

AudioBook ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe


I was now landed and safe on shore, and began to look up and thank God that my life was saved, in a case wherein there was some minutes before scarce any room to hope. I believe it is impossible to express, to the life, what the ecstasies and transports of the soul are, when it is so saved, as I may say, out of the very grave: and I do not wonder now at the custom, when a malefactor, who has the halter about his neck, is tied up, and just going to be turned off, and has a reprieve brought to him - I say, I do not wonder that they bring a surgeon with it, to let him blood that very moment they tell him of it, that the surprise may not drive the animal spirits from the heart and overwhelm him.
"For sudden joys, like griefs, confound at first."

I walked about on the shore lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapped up in a contemplation of my deliverance; making a thousand gestures and motions, which I cannot describe; reflecting upon all my comrades that were drowned, and that there should not be one soul saved but myself; for, as for them, I never saw them afterwards, or any sign of them, except three of their hats, one cap, and two shoes that were not fellows.

Daniel Defoe