Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, was published in 1719. It is based on the true story of a Scotsman who was left on a desert island after a quarrel with the captain of his ship. Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked, and survives for nearly thirty years on an island often visited by cannibals, before he is finally offered a chance to escape. This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.