Robinson Crusoe: A Bibliographical Checklist of English Language Editions (1719-1979)

Hardcover | September 1, 1991

byRobert W. Lovett

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The first edition of Daniel Defoe's classic Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719. Since then hundreds of editions have been issued. The objective of Lovett's bibliographical checklist is to list, in chronological order, as many of the English-language editions, including The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe, as could be located to prepare accurate citations. Information is provided on complete and unabridged editions as well as reworded, abridged, and/or children's editions. Each entry provides information on the title permutation, pagination, illustrations, and other information of concern. Access to the materials themselves is augmented by a complete index to publishers of the many editions and revisions of Robinson Crusoe. Researchers and scholars of English eighteenth century literature and serious book collectors will find this volume a vital resource.

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The first edition of Daniel Defoe's classic Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719. Since then hundreds of editions have been issued. The objective of Lovett's bibliographical checklist is to list, in chronological order, as many of the English-language editions, including The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Serious Reflection...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.56 × 6.5 × 1.11 inPublished:September 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313276951

ISBN - 13:9780313276958

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?Some books achieve a celebrity status beyond the relatively narrow bounds of literary scholarship. An obvious instance is Robinson Crusoe, and Lovett's painstaking checklist provides solid evidence of just how extensive the fame and influence of Defoe's best-known novel have been. Lovett identifies 1,198 separate items--including editions, significant variants of editions, pirated editions, abridgments, editions of abridgments, abridgments specifically designed for children, reissues, and free adaptations. And this count does not even include separate editions of The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe or Serious Reflections . . . of Robinson Crusoe, which Lovett cites only if they were packaged with the original novel. The arrangement is chronological, and there is an index by publisher. Each entry includes the title as it appears on the title page. Defoe's name (when included), publication data from the title page, the pagination, a description of the frontispiece, the number of illustrations, a description of contents, and notes indicating the relationship to other editions or issues. There is no other listing this comprehensive.?-Choice