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Robinson Crusoe

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'I made him know his Name should be Friday, which was the Day I sav'd his Life...I likewise taught him to say Master' Robinson Crusoe's seafaring adventures are abruptly ended when he is shipwrecked, the solitary survivor on a deserted island. He gradually creates a life for himself, building a house, cultivating the land, and making a companion from 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. This new edition includes a scintillating Introduction and notes that illuminate the historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • one map
  • 0199553971
  • 9780199553976
  • 25,779

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Thomas Keymer provides a splendid introduction and richly explanatory endnotes (co-written with James Kelly * Adam Potkay, Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century *show more

About Daniel Defoe

Thomas Keymer has edited Richardson's Pamela and Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Shamela for OWC, and Tom Jones for Penguin. His books include Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (OUP, 2002) and The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1740-1830 (2004), co-edited with Jon Mee.show more

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