I saw that I was just another Robinson Crusoe
cast away on an uninhabited island, with no society but some more or less tame animals, and if I wanted to make life bearable I must do as he did -- invent, contrive, create, reorganize things; set brain and hand to work, and keep them busy.
Poor Robin Crusoe
, where have you been, Robin Crusoe
From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe
, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
In a few years there were six thousand of these little Robinson Crusoe
A man who had been to the Indies, and knew the sea so well, seemed to her a sort of public character, almost like Robinson Crusoe
or Captain Cook; and Penny had always wished her husband to be a remarkable personage, likely to be put in Mangnall's Questions, with which register of the immortals she had become acquainted during her one year at a boarding-school.
could not have been more startled at the footprint in the sand than we were at this unwelcome discovery.
Then they must go to the island where Robinson Crusoe
had so long lived.
What cared Robinson Crusoe
for a patch on his trousers?
Jarndyce said he doubted if Robinson Crusoe
could have read it, though he had had no other on his desolate island.
I am playing at 'Robinson Crusoe
,' not 'The Swiss Family Robinson.
And so," George Curtis ended, "we have lived for nearly two years, like a second Robinson Crusoe
and his man Friday, hoping against hope that some natives might come here to help us away, but none have come.
I do not think I cared as much as some of the other boys for the 'Arabian Nights' or 'Robinson Crusoe
,' but when it came to the 'Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha,' I was not only first, I was sole.