Robinson Crusoe is a young Englishman who leaves his comfortable home to seek adventure at sea. One day a fierce storm wrecks his ship, and the waves wash him onto an island. He is alone, with no food, no house and only the clothes he is wearing. Although Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe nearly 300 years ago, people continue to be fascinated by this story of how Crusoe survived and made a life for himself on a lonely tropical island.