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    Robinson Crusoe (Barnes & Noble Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Daniel Defoe, Introduction by L.J. Swingle, Notes by L.J. Swingle

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    DescriptionRobinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719 and has inspired countless imitations.In his own words, Robinson Crusoe tells of the terrible storm that drowned all his shipmates and left him marooned on a deserted island. Forced to overcome despair, doubt, and self-pity, he struggles to create a life for himself in the wilderness. From practically nothing, Crusoe painstakingly learns how to make pottery, grow crops, domesticate livestock, and build a house. His many adventures are recounted in vivid detail, including a fierce battle with cannibals and his rescue of Friday, the man who becomes his trusted companion.Full of enchanting detail and daring heroics, Robinson Crusoe is a celebration of courage, patience, ingenuity, and hard work.L. J. Swingle is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Kentucky, where his primary field of study is the intellectual contexts of British Romanticism as reflected in the works of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poets and novelists.


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    Title
    Robinson Crusoe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Defoe, Introduction by L.J. Swingle, Notes by L.J. Swingle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593083601
    ISBN 10: 1593083602
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC classification: PZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T General Subject: 218
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Publisher
    Fine Communications,US
    Imprint name
    Fine Communications,US
    Publication date
    07 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York