The basic premise of the story — a man is shipwrecked on a desert island and fends for himself for many years before befriending a native whom he names Friday, and converts to Christianity - is well known, even by those who have not read the book. However, for those who have dipped into its pages will know there is more to the sprawling narrative than this. It is when Crusoe joins an expedition to bring slaves from Africa, that he is shipwrecked on an island which he calls the Island of Despair. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel. Before the end of , the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history.
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Share this article Share Within three hours, he was being rescued and rushed to hospital with food poisoning. He spent the next two nights in a makeshift hospital bed at a hotel with a drip in his arm. Perching his camera on a rock, he filmed a skinny-dipping sequence — though careful editing spared us the sight of his Man Friday. In fact, the degree heat did seem to send him quite doolally. He constructed a soccer team from bamboo poles with coconuts for heads, and spent an afternoon practising his stepover skills as he dribbled past them, commentating as he went. The only bit he took seriously was the fishing:
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