Cover of Robinson Crusoe.

Robinson Crusoe

author: Daniel Defoe (1719)
date read: 2005-11-01
pages: 320
lists: german
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜† β˜†

Reading Crusoe as a 12-year-old is not exactly the best experience. Possibly the translation’s fault, granted – but nevertheless, I never felt like returning to this overly ornate writing of a rather dull story. I know, I know! It’s written in 1719, it’s by some standards the first novel, all that. Doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable, and particularly the religious bent is positively Narnian.

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