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Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner

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ISBN-10: 0192833820

ISBN-13: 9780192833822

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel Defoe, Joseph Donald Crowley, Joseph Donald Crowley, Joseph Donald Crowley

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The solitary survivor on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe gradually creates a life for himself, building a house and cultivating the land, and making a companion of the native whose life he saves. Daniel Defoe's enthralling story-telling and imaginatively detailed descriptions have ensured that his fiction masquerading as fact remains one of the most famous stories in English literature. On one level a simple adventure story, the novel also raises profound questions about moral and spiritual values, society, and man's abiding acquisitiveness.
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List price: $7.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial…    

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A Chronology of Daniel Defoe
The Preface
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, &c
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