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Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
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Defoe's Classic adventure of a shipwrecked mariner surviving on his wits and ingenuity with new introduction, commentary, notes and reading group guide.

Author Biography

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London in 1660. It was perhaps, ineveitable that Defoe, an outspoken man, would become a political journalist. As a Puritan he believed God had given him a mission to print the truth, that is, to proselytize on religion and politics, and in fact, he became a prolific pamphleteer satirizing the hypocrisies of both Church and State. Defoe admired William III, and his poem The True-Born Englishman (1701) won him the King's friendship. But an ill-timed satire on High Church extremists, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, published during Queen Anne's reign, resulted in his being pilloried and imprisoned for seditious libel in 1703. At fifty-nine Defoe turned to fiction, completing The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719), partly based on the saga of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor; Moll Flanders (1722); Colonel Jack (1722); A Journal of the Plague Years (1722); and Roxana or the Fortunate Mistress (1724).
Release date NZ
June 12th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Modern Library Inc
Pages
320
Dimensions
134x201x18
ISBN-13
9780375757327
Product ID
1666984

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