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Author QuotedDaniel Defoe
Title QuotedRobinson Crusoe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1941/03/04
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1719I
QuotationThen tonight I read Robinson Crusoe and when he comes on the island I was knocked flat at the wonder of what a marvelous book this is, maybe one of the best books ever written, and not a freak at all. No wonder kids like it! Like religion, it is perfect play.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 317
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