Thursday, April 25, 2013

This Day in History April 25, 1719


I can remember reading this book in middle or high school (it was my choice to read it--not assigned).  And on this date in 1719, Daniel Defoe published The Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  Although he is remembered fondly for this book today, he was a controversial character back then.  He was one who wrote a publication that actually got him thrown in jail for a while.  It was a satire on high church leaders that was not well-received.

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  1. I admire that you liked the book - I suffered through it and read it because I wanted to graduate with a Regents Diploma...but I found it so long and tedius I needed all the will power I had to finish it.

  2. we did't have to read it but i never enjoyed any book that i had to read in school!!!


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