Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy. He is considered to be the founder of British journalism, and, along with Samuel Richardson, the founder of the English novel. His political interest led him to serve as a pamphleteer. He wrote a number of political essays and works before turning to fiction. Defoe's most famous fiction work, Robinson Crusoe, is a travelogue based partly on the memoirs of voyagers and castaways.
Daniel Defoe wrote about two hundred and eighty-one works. But only Five of his adventure novels were made into movies. The silent, black-and-white French film "Les aventures de Robinson Crusoe" (1903) was the first screen adaptation of the famous Defoe's novel about adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Altogether 23 motion pictures, 4 TV Series, 1 anthology series, and 1 Video where based on this literary work.
Complete Daniel Defoe bibliography with films based on his books.