Against his father’s wishes, Robinson Crusoe heads out on the high seas for a life of adventure. He gets more than he bargained for when he is shipwrecked off the South American coast and washes up on a desert island, the sole survivor of the calamity. Using all his resourcefulness and ingenuity, Crusoe carves out a haven of civilization in the wilderness and becomes king of his remote domain. As well as battling nature, he must contend with solitude and isolation. Then he sees a footprint on the shore and realizes he is not alone after all…Daniel Defoe’s classic survival story has kept readers in thrall for almost three centuries, a thrilling imagining of real-life events and a landmark in the development of English fiction.