A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, believed by many readers to be based on the true story of a real-life castaway, Alexander Selkirk. As a novel of the eighteenth-century, Robinson Crusoe sparked the movement of realistic fiction as a literary genre and led to the rise in publication of castaway novels. Moreover, the book has gone on to become one of the most broadly published books in history, and its name is used to define a genre, the Robinsonade. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Daniel Defoe's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.