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Daniel, Defoe, The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner …

London, 1719

The novel by Daniel Defoe commonly known as Robinson Crusoe was first published over 300 years ago. This story of a man marooned on a tropical island is widely cited as the first English novel and has been translated into more than 100 different languages.

The engraved frontispiece of the first edition of 1719 and shows Crusoe dressed in animal skins and seemingly unaware of the ship behind him.


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