My favourite book is "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe.
D. Defoe (1660—1731) was a great master of realistic detail.
The novel "Robinson Crusoe" was written in 1719. The novel
is praise to human labour and the triumph of man over nature.
Defoe shows the development of his hero. At the beginning of
the story we see an unexperienced youth, a rather frivolous
boy, who then becomes a strong-willed man.
Robinson Crusoe's most characteristic trait is his optimism.
His guiding principle in life become "never say die" and "in
trouble to be troubled is to have your troubles doubled". He
had confidence in himself and in man. He believed it was
within the power of man to overcome all difficulties. Crusoe
was an enthusiastic worker and always hoped for the best.
Defoe is a writer of the Enlightenment. He teaches people
how to live, he tries to teach what's good and what's bad.
His novel "Robinson Crusoe" is not only a work of fiction,
an account of adventures, a biography and an educational
pamphlet. It is a study of man, a great work showing man in
relation to nature and civilization as well as in relation to
labour and private property.