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Robinson Crusoe : World's Classics - Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 15th April 2009
ISBN: 9780199553976
Number Of Pages: 384

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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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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

Acknowledgements Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of Daniel Defoe A Map of the World The Life and Strange Surprizing of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner Appendix I: Frontispiece and Preface to Serious Reflections During the Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1720) Appendix 2: A Chronology of Robinson Crusoe Textual Notes Explanatory Notes Glossary

ISBN: 9780199553976
ISBN-10: 0199553971
Series: WCS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.281
Edition Number: 2

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