ISBN : 9780199553976
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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.
Note on the Text
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
"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