Son of a middle-class Englishman, Robinson Crusoe
takes to the sea to find adventure. And find it he does when on one of his
voyages he is shipwrecked on a deserted South American island for thirty-five
After scavenging his broken ship for useful items,
he had only his skills and ingenuity to keep him alive, as there was to be no
one else on the island for the next twenty-four years. In the middle of that twenty-fourth
year he rescued a native about to be eaten by cannibals who were using his
island for a place of feasting. Crusoe named this man Friday, after the day of
his rescue. Friday became his faithful servant and friend, even returning with
him to England after their deliverance by an English ship.
Listeners will enjoy Crusoe’s determination for
survival against all odds and admire the spirituality that gave him the
strength to survive. A hero through the ages, he richly deserves the admiration
that has endured over three centuries. Download and start listening now!