Robinson Crusoe: Daniel Defoe (Full Text)

Robinson Crusoe: Daniel Defoe (Full Text)

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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York, Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, where in all the Men perished but Himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by…  See more details below

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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York, Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, where in all the Men perished but Himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719 and sometimes regarded as the first novel in English. The book is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. This device, presenting an account of supposedly factual events, is known as a "false document" and gives a realistic frame story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013817371
Publisher:
Maran State Books
Publication date:
12/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
815 KB

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Meet the Author

Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist and spy, who
gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is
notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel
and helped popularize the genre in Britain. In some texts he is
even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the
English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote over five
hundred 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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