This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Robinson Crusoe: The Classic Castaway Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Code: 1K0365 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $30 Member $35 Non-Member Materials for this program 5.16.23 | Robinson Crusoe Handout 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.