Seafaring adventures have had a grip on the Western imagination for hundreds of years. (Anyone else following the Ultimate World Cruise saga on TikTok?) Our latest release looks at a book that helped launch the genre and the format of novels, way back in the 1700s. Let’s take a closer look at Robinson Crusoe.
The First Castaway
Stories about being shipwrecked speak to some of our deepest collective fantasies and fears. There’s something romantic about the idea of building your own shelter, making tools, and hunting your own food, right? Before we had seasons of “Survivor,” good old Robinson was out there befriending cannibals and making his own earthenware vessels. What does this classic have to tell us about life today?