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Robinson Crusoe

By Defoe, Daniel



Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1719, and is sometimes considered to be the first novel in English. The book, although based on the true story a Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk, is a fictional autobiography of the title character, a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. This device, presenting an account of supposedly factual events, is known as a "false document" and gives a realistic frame story. The story was likely influenced by the real life Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived four years on the Pacific island called "Más a Tierra" (in 1966 its name was changed to Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile. However, the details of Crusoe's island were probably based on the Caribbean island of Tobago, since that island lies a short distance north of the Venezuelan coast near the mouth of the Orinoco river, and in sight of the island of Trinidad. It is also likely that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island. Another source for Defoe's novel may have been Robert Knox's account of his abduction by the King of Ceylon in 1659 in "An Historical Account of the Island Ceylon," Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons (Publishers to the University), 1911.

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Defoe, Daniel

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Lee, Stan

1975. Edition: 1. softcover. (33,35,38-40) DAS EINDRUCKSVOLLSTE SUPERHELDEN-TEAM DER WELT!

  • Published: 1975
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Zahn, Timothy

1993. Edition: 4. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 42183 Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung! Erstmals in deutscher Sprache - die Fortsetzung der STAR-WARS-SAGA! Nach einer Idee von George Lucas!

  • Published: 1993
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  • Edition: Edition: 4.
  • ISBN: 9783442421831
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ROBINSON CRUSOE

DANIEL DEFOE

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ROBINSON CRUSOE

DEFOE, DANIEL

PRANG. SHAPE BOOK. ROBINSON CRUSOE [by Daniel Defoe] designed by Lydia L. Very. Boston: L. Prang, no date, circa 1864. 8vo, pictorial wraps, some edge wear, VG. Diecut in the shape of Robinson Crusoe every page is delicately illustrated in color by Very with text in the middle of each page. Rare.

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Ball, John (Dudley (8. Julio 1911 - 15. Oktobro 1988)

1977. Edition: 1. softcover. große Mängel, z.B. rundgelesen, sehr verschmutzt, Einband beschädigt o.a.. 2. Jg. 3 Mit dem Original-Roman Dr. Morton Welterstdruck! Maloftege!

  • Published: 1977
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Carstens, Kurt

1987. Edition: 1. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 15 Maloftege! TOR ZU DEN STERNEN

  • Published: 1987
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ROBINSON CRUSOE

DEFOE, DANIEL

POCOCK, NOEL. DEFOE,DANIEL. ROBINSON CRUSOE. London: Humphrey Milford, no date, circa 1910. Thick 4to (7 x 9 1/2"), pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, 352p., Fine IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL SLIP CASE (case scuffed). Illustrated by NOEL POCOCK with 24 richly colored tipped- in color plates, pictorial title page and pictorial endpapers. This is one of the best illustrated editions of this classic and a great copy rarely found with the slip case.

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Saint-Marcoux, Jeanne

1961. Edition: 1. hardcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a..

  • Published: 1961
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Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

Boston: L. Prang, 1864. Stiff wrappers, 16pp. A shaped book, 172 x 64 mm. Entirely printed in color (chromolithography). Illustrated throughout by chromolithography, the illustrations surrounding the central text of poetry by Lydia L. Very. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, and were "among the first publications of L. Prang & Company." McClinton writes that these books are "some of the most interesting and fascinating items Prang published," going on to say that "today these books are valuable items for the collector of children's books." Fine in shaped pictorial wrappers. (McClinton 45).

  • Published: 1864
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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

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Neubeginn

Jones, Gerard

09/1990. Edition: 1. softcover. große Mängel, z.B. rundgelesen, sehr verschmutzt, Einband beschädigt o.a.. 275

  • Published: 09/1990
  • Condition: große Mängel, z.B. rundgelesen, sehr verschmutzt, Einband beschädigt o.a.
  • Edition: Edition: 1.
  • ISBN: 9783892073635
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Robinson Crusoe

DeFoe, Daniel

New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1900. 1st Edition . Original Cloth. Collectible/Very Good-Near Fine/Fine/No Jacket. 5 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 1.5.

  • Published: 1900
  • Condition: Collectible/Very Good-Near Fine/Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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ROBINSON CRUSOE

Defoe, Daniel

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1976. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1976
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
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Brembs, Dieter

1974. Edition: 4. hardcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 80501

  • Published: 1974
  • Condition: mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.
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  • ISBN: 9783407805010
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