Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (1930s)

S$56.00

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (1930s)

S$56.00

Title: Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe, Elenore Plaisted Abbott (illus)

Publisher: Associated Newspapers, London. No date, circa 1930s. Inscription dated 1941.

Condition: Hardcover, pictorial cloth. Good. Slight soiling to covers and spine, but cover still bright. Slight foxing and tanning to edges. Inscription to endpaper. 4 colour plates. Binding tight, text clean and unmarked. App 8″ by 5″, 316pp.

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Description

Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work’s fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. It was published under the considerably longer original title The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.