Robinson Crusoe by: Daniel Defoe, tells the story, naturally, of Robinson Carusoe a young man who disregards the advice of his father about the value of middle-class religion and instead searches for adventure.
Robinson Carusoe is a man touched by wanderlust. He ignores the advice of his father to seek a temperate middle class life and instead chooses to sail the seas. His father steadfastly refuses to give consent to such a thing, and goes so far as to claim that if Crusoe goes to sea God will not bless him. When Crusoe's earliest voyages seem to bear out this prediction, one almost killing him in a storm and another landing him in slavery, it seems Crusoe should heed his father's advice and return home. Crusoe pays no mind, however, and ends up the sole survivor of a shipwreck on a deserted island. Through his own ingenuity and by salvaging what he can from the wrecked ship, Crusoe manages to survive.
Soon he begins to make himself tools, domesticate s...