Robinson Crusoe (Edited Classic)
Robinson Crusoe could have had a comfortable life in his native England. But the call of the sea and his hunger for adventure were too strong. As the sole survivor of a tragic shipwreck, he ends up a lonely castaway on a deserted island. After years of praying for human company, his prayers are answered - by the arrival of a group of cannibals. Crusoes story is the classic tale of a man coming to terms with nature and his own rebellious spirit.
Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to todays readers. But the books have not been abridged in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the authors voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic translation that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.
TL editors approach every book entirely on its own merits, guided constantly by these questions:
What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?
How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?
|Lexile ® Measure||920L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Daniel Defoe|
|Age Groups||Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18|