My Favourite Book
My favourite book is
"Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe. D. Defoe (1660—1731) was a great
master of realistic detail. The novel "Robinson Crusoe" was written
in 1719. The novel is praise to human labour and the triumph of man over
Defoe shows the development of
his hero. At the beginning of the story we see an inexperienced youth, a rather
frivolous boy, who then becomes a strong-willed man.
Robinson Crusoe's most
characteristic trait is his optimism. His guiding principle in life become
"never say die" and "in trouble to be troubled is to have your
He had confidence in himself
and in man. He believed it was within the power of man to overcome all
difficulties. Crusoe was an enthusiastic worker and always hoped for the best.
Defoe is a writer of the
Enlightenment. He teaches people how to live, he tries to teach what's good and
what's bad. His novel "Robinson Crusoe" is not only a work of
fiction, an account of adventures, a biography and an educational pamphlet.
It is a study of man, a great
work showing man in relation to nature and civilization as well as in relation
to labour and private property.