"like Robinson Crusoe"

 Robinson Crusoe is a novel written by Daniel Defoe and published in 1719. Attributed as being the first novel, it is a fictional autobiography of a shipwrecked mariner who spends 28 years on a desert island off the coast of South America. The novel chronicles his survival, adventures, friendship with the savage Man Friday and eventual rescue.

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