• Quand il embarque à dix-neuf ans, contre l'avis de son père, Robinson ignore encore l'incroyable destin qui l'attend. Seul rescapé d'un naufrage, perdu sur une île déserte, il va devoir apprendre à survivre au milieu d'une nature hostile...
    Inspiré d'une histoire vraie, un chef-d'oeuvre du roman d'aventures en version abrégée.

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  • Comment être une femme au XVIIIème siècle et survivre quand on a été abandonnée par son mari ? Lady Roxana ou l'Heureuse catin paru en Angleterre en 1724, un roman hautement subversif qui détonne par sa modernité !

    Née à Poitiers, de parents protestants, Roxana est venue en Angleterre en 1683 avec ses parents qui fuyaient devant la persécution. Très belle, elle épouse à quinze ans un riche brasseur. Après huit ans d'une vie assez brillante, son mari prend la fuite pour éviter la faillite. La jeune femme est réduite à la misère. Elle confie ses enfants à ses beaux-parents et devient la maîtresse de son propriétaire, sa servante, Amy, jouant le rôle décisif de l'entremetteuse. Le couple est parfaitement assorti et va s'établir à Paris, où Roxana devient rapidement célèbre pour sa beauté. Son amant est assassiné et elle tombe dans les bras d'un prince de sang avec qui elle voyage en Italie...
    Ce roman de forme autobiographique, dans la lignée de Moll Flanders, nous raconte la vie d'une femme à l'énergie indomptable, d'une extraordinaire vitalité, magnifique et passionnante aventurière.

  • Nouvelle approche, c'est : Un nouvel art de lire...  ou de relire. Un nouvel art d'aborder les textes, même les plus intimidants.
    Echoué sur une île déserte avec pour tous bagages quelques graines de blé et d'orge, un mousquet, de la poudre et des balles, Robinson n'entrevoit d'abord que la faim et la mort. Mais il va tout réinventer : le feu, le pain, le fromage, l'amitié et le bonheur.
    Le premier roman anglais, le premier et le seul roman écologique à suspense.

    Préface de Michel Mohrt, de l'Académie française.
    Commentaires et notes de Jean Bessière. 

  • « A dix ans, on ne lit pas les livres, on les vit. Les aventures de Robinson Crusoe ont nourri beaucoup de rêves de mon enfance. Les ayant plusieurs fois relues au cours d'une longue vie, je leur ai découvert sans cesse de nouvelles grâces : une leçon de morale, une leçon de choses, une leçon sur le si fragile destin de l'homme seul... » Michel Déon, de l'Académie française Robinson Crusoé, sans doute le plus célèbre des roman de langue anglaise, fut un énorme succès en Angleterre dès sa parution en 1719, puis en France à la fin du siècle, grâce à J.-J. Rousseau qui y voyait « le plus heureux traité d'éducation naturelle ». Probablement inspirée de la mésaventure réelle du marin Alexander Selkirk, abandonné par son capitaine sur une île déserte du Pacifique, l'histoire de Robinson est présentée par Defoe comme un récit véridique, dont le caractère réaliste et concret demeure toujours aussi convaincant trois siècles plus tard. Mais l'influence considérable de ce classique du livre d'aventures tient aussi à la dimension philosophique et morale de l'épreuve qu'affronte son héros solitaire et vaillant que Malraux compara à Don Quichotte et à l'Idiot. La nouvelle traduction de Françoise du Sorbier restitue toute la fraîcheur, la vitalité, la puissance du texte original. Elle nous permet de redécouvrir avec bonheur la voix de Robinson, héros ordinaire qui raconte avec des mots simples son extraordinaire histoire.

  • Anglais The Storm

    Daniel Defoe

    On the evening of 26th November 1703, a cyclone from the north Atlantic hammered into southern Britain at over seventy miles an hour, claiming the lives of over 8,000 people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing cows left stranded in the branches of trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for seditious writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments.
    But it also furnished him with the material for his first book, and in his powerful depiction of private suffering and individual survival played out against a backdrop of public calamity we can trace the outlines of his later masterpieces such as A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.

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  • Defoe's eighteenth-century picaresque novel of a woman's eventual escape from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society since her birth

  • Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God. This edition features maps.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • These are the fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders: born in Newgate Prison, twelve years a prostitute, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief and eight years a transported felon in Her Majesty's colony of Virginia. Daniel Defoe's rollicking tale presents life in the prisons, alleyways and underworlds of eighteenth-century London, and gives us Moll - scandalous, unscrupulous and utterly irresistible.

  • Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a series of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm, and finds himself alone on a remote desert island. He remains there many years, building a life for himself in solitude, until the day he discovers another man's footprint in the sand...

  • Robinson Crusoé

    Daniel Defoe

    Seul sur son navire, Robinson fait naufrage. Il découvre une île déserte, avec pour seuls compagnons, la mer et la solitude. Ce petit paradis se transforme alors en enfer. Comment survivre ? Loin de toute civilisation, quel avenir Robinson peut-il espérer ?

  • Anglais Moll Flanders

    Daniel Defoe

    Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers.

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  • Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written.
    This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original edition published in 1722.

  • Anglais Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

    I made him know his Name should be Friday, which was the Day I sav'd his Life...I likewise taught him to say Master' Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are abruptly ended when he is shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a deserted island. He gradually creates a life for himself, building a in English literature. land, and making a companion from the native whose life he saves.

    Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This new edition includes a scintillating Introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context.

  • After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone...

    Puffin Classics edition has been specially abridged.

  • Anglais Moll Flanders

    Daniel Defoe

    Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Anglais Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

    I made him know his Name should be Friday, which was the Day I sav'd his Life...I likewise taught him to say Master' Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are abruptly ended when he is shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a deserted island. He gradually creates a life for himself, building a in English literature. land, and making a companion from the native whose life he saves.

    Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness. This new edition includes a scintillating Introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat 'I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint - the footprint of a man!' In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend - or an enemy?

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.

    Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat.

    'I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully . . . It was a footprint - the footprint of a man!' In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend - or an enemy?

  • 'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance ... reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self ... ' Who has not dreamed of life on an exotic isle, far away from civilization? Here is the novel which has inspired countless imitations by lesser writers, none of which equal the power and originality of Defoe's famous book. Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe has been praised by such writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Johnson as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

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  • Running away to sea to escape a legal career, Robinson Crusoe ends up having rather more excitement than he'd bargained for in this infamous adventure yarn by Daniel Defoe. Only just surviving his first storm at sea, Crusoe goes on to become a successful merchant, until he's seized by pirates on his second voyage. He manages to escape and reinvents himself once more in his second career as a plantation owner. Lured to sea again as part of a slave-gathering expedition, Crusoe finds himself shipwrecked off the coast of Trinidad and in his third and most famous role - the original castaway. Crusoe salvages what he can from his wreck and establishes an existence on the island, as well as fitting in a religious conversion, adopting a pet parrot and goat, saving Friday from cannibals, seizing a ship from its mutineers and sails her back to England, to find that things have changed in the 3 decades that he's been away... Published in 1719, although many early readers initially assumed that Robinson Crusoe was a factual autobiography of a real man named Crusoe, the book was actually the first example of realistic fiction. It was a popular innovation, being reprinted four times in its first year, and going on to have a huge influence on writers as diverse as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Beatrix Potter, and has been adapted many times for stage and screen. Unusually, this edition also includes The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, where the action returns to the island and other exotic locations including Madagascar, Cambodia and Siberia. The original map of the island from the 1719 edition is included, plus a new map showing Crusoe's route, as well as a Foreword by Ray Mears.

  • Extrait :
    "En peu de temps je commençai à lui parler et à lui apprendre à me parler. D'abord je lui fis savoir que son nom serait Vendredi ; c'était le jour où je lui avais sauvé la vie, et je l'appelai ainsi en mémoire de ce jour."

  • Anglais Robinson Crusoe

    Daniel Defoe

    Shipwrecked off the coast of Trinidad, Robinson Crusoe - a young man with a thirst for adventure - finds himself washed up on a remote tropical island with nothing but a few tools and animals for company. Cast away for thirty years, he must battle cannibals, mutineers and the elements in a tale so convincing that many readers at the time believed it to be non-fiction. A true page-turner, Robinson Crusoe is one of the most enduring novels in the English language and its unique blend of extraordinary realism and brilliant drama continues to delight readers the world over.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe features illustrations by the celebrated Victorian caricaturist George Cruikshank, and an afterword by writer and journalist Ned Halley.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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