Robinson Crusoe [Christmas Summary Classics] by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe [Christmas Summary Classics]

byDaniel Defoe

Kobo ebook | December 4, 2012

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DANIEL DEFOE
Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe, English novelist, historian and pamphleteer, was born in 1660 or 1661, in London, the son of James Foe, a butcher, and only assumed the name of De Foe, or Defoe, in middle life. He was brought up as a dissenter, and became a dealer in hosiery in the city. He early began to publish his opinions on social and political questions, and was an absolutely fearless writer, audacious and independent, so that he twice suffered imprisonment for his daring. The immortal "Robinson Crusoe" was published on April 25, 1719. Defoe was already fifty-eight years of age. It was the first English work of fiction that represented the men and manners of its own time as they were. It appeared in several parts, and the first part, which is here epitomised, was so successful that no fewer than four editions were printed in as many months. "Robinson Crusoe" was widely pirated, and its authorship gave rise to absurd rumours. Some claimed it had been written by Lord Oxford in the Tower; others that Defoe had appropriated Alexander Selkirk's papers. The latter idea was only justified inasmuch as the story was partly founded on Selkirk's adventures and partly on Dampier's voyages. Defoe died on April 26, 1731.

Title:Robinson Crusoe [Christmas Summary Classics]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006596410

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