Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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Title

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Subject

Apparent description as a fact, not a fictitious novel.

Description

This is the first edition of the famous castaway tale, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. It was written by Daniel Defoe, but his name does not appear anywhere in this version. Instead, it is presented as the genuine autobiography of a ‘Mariner’ who ‘lived Eight and Twenty years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island’. The preface continues the pretense that the story is ‘a just History of Fact’ with no ‘Appearance of Fiction in it’.

Creator

Daniel Defoe

Source

British Library

Date

1719

Contributor

Aryaan Mehra

Format

Book, Octavo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

Language

English

Type

Page of a novel

Files

RC.jpg

Citation

Daniel Defoe, “Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/740.

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