Robinson Crusoe

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OUP Oxford, Mar 8, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

The legend of Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday are elaborated in the novel and one can understand the appeal. The audiobook is also nicely done. Read full review

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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

After the main character in THE MOONSTONE mentioned this as his Bible so frequently, I decided to re-read it since little remained in my memory except the title. While it may be a "Classic," it is ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
vi
Introduction
vii
Note on the Text
xl
Select Bibliography
xlii
A Chronology of Daniel Defoe
xlvii
A Map of the World
liv
THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK MARINER
1
Appendix 1 Frontispiece and Preface to Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1720
259
Appendix 2 A Chronology of Robinson Crusoe
269
Textual Notes
272
Explanatory Notes
276
Glossary
309
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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.

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