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Robinson Cruso / Edition 2
     

Robinson Cruso / Edition 2

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by Daniel Defoe, Michael Shinagel, Michael Shinagel
 

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ISBN-10: 0393964523

ISBN-13: 9780393964523

Pub. Date: 12/28/1993

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Robinson Crusoe is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe’s publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.
Michael Shinagel has collated the reprint with all six authorized editions published by Taylor in 1719

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The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Robinson Crusoe is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe’s publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.
Michael Shinagel has collated the reprint with all six authorized editions published by Taylor in 1719 to achieve a text that is faithful to Defoe's original edition. Annotations assist the reader with obscure words and idioms, biblical references, and nautical terms.
"Contexts" helps the reader understand the novel’s historical and religious significance. Included are four contemporary accounts of marooned men, Defoe’s autobiographical passages on the novel’s allegorical foundation, and aspects of the Puritan emblematic tradition essential for understanding the novel’s religious aspects.
"Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Opinions" is a comprehensive study of early estimations by prominent literary and political figures, including Alexander Pope, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill.
"Twentieth-Century Criticism" is a collection of fourteen essays (five of them new to the Second Edition) that presents a variety of perspectives on Robinson Crusoe by Virginia Woolf, Ian Watt, Eric Berne, Maximillian E. Novak, Frank Budgen, James Joyce, George A. Starr, J. Paul Hunter, James Sutherland, John J. Richetti, Leopold Damrosch, Jr., John Bender, Michael McKeon, and Carol Houlihan Flynn.
A Chronology of Defoe’s life and work and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393964523
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
352,093
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Robinson Cruso 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I recommend highly Professor Shinagel's authoritative edition of Defoe's classic work. What is most illuminating about this work is the critical and historical framework he uses to contextualize perception of the Crusoe myth--and the enduring appeal of the novel--throughout the last three centuries. He calls upon a stimulating and varied audience of critical reception--from Rousseau and Coleridge to Watt and Damrosch--to accomplish this. In this respect, Professor Shinagel does Defoe great justice, as this is one of the eminently lucid and enjoyable Norton critical editions you are likely to encounter. An outstanding instructor; as well you can imagine.