Become a member and save up to 14% on the price of your tickets! Join today If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. Robinson Crusoe: The Classic Castaway Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1K0365 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets Login $30 Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $35 Non-Member Add to cart Reserving your tickets... Resize text Robinson Crusoe, lithograph, 1877 Robinson Crusoe (1719) is one of the first English novels and still one of the best. Everyone knows the basic story: Marooned alone on an island, Crusoe must create a new life of security and self-sufficiency from local resources and the items he’s able to rescue from the ship. Daniel Defoe's fascinating account of the survival—and eventual triumph--of Robinson Crusoe represents how a lone human builds a new life in the wilderness: finding a secure home, obtaining and storing food, making clothing, keeping fire alive, marking time, and establishing a spiritual life. Which is the climax of the novel: when Crusoe discovers the footprint of another man on the island or when he re-invents agriculture there with a few discarded seeds he finds in a small bag? Defoe's prose style is entirely accessible to 21st-century readers. Join public humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson for an evening with this splendid and influential work of English fiction. General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.