The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Illustrated)

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Illustrated)

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by Daniel DeFoe, Newell Convers Wyeth, Walter Paget, Alexander Frank Lydon
     
 

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OVER 150 ILLUSTRATIONS by Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (1803-1847), Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889), Alexander Frank Lydon (1836-1917), Wilhelm Simmler (1840-1914), Maximilian Schäfer (1851-1916), Walter Zweigle (1859-1904), Walter Paget (1863-1935), and Newell Convers Wyeth (1882–1945).

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OVER 150 ILLUSTRATIONS by Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (1803-1847), Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889), Alexander Frank Lydon (1836-1917), Wilhelm Simmler (1840-1914), Maximilian Schäfer (1851-1916), Walter Zweigle (1859-1904), Walter Paget (1863-1935), and Newell Convers Wyeth (1882–1945).

Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Before the end of 1719 the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning numerous sequels and adaptations for stage, film, and television.

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The story is widely perceived to have been influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called "Más a Tierra" (in 1966 its name was changed to Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile.

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ISBN-13:
2940016715902
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Publication date:
07/01/2013
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Meet the Author

Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.

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Defoe is known to have used at least 198 pen names.

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