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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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Gehirnschiffe 1-5

Diverse

04/1995-04/98. Edition: 1.-2. softcover. (24173,24175,24182,24196,24198)

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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

London: T Cadell & W Davis, 1820. This is the scarce large paper reprint set, with 20 illustrations by Thomas Stothard & engraved by C Heath as called for.These have been very handsomely rebound in full dark brown leather wtith raised bands gilt ruling to the same, red title and vol labels gilt titles and sailing ships in two compartments and Robinson under the shade of a tree with his dog in the other two compartments date at base all in gilt, marbled endpapers new endpapers. A faded contemporary ink signature on the title page & pencilled writing the top of the preface page of vol 1 and again on half title & rear of frontis vol 2, this volume has old water staining from the half title stretching almost halfway across the page becoming less apparrent through to page 97. A list of Defoes works stretching to some ten pages follows the long Preface . Vol 1 429pp. vol 2 415pp.. Early Reprint. Full Brown Calf.. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Stothard. Large 8 Vo. Two Volumes..

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$1,583.84

Robinson Crusoe (Classics)

Defoe, Daniel

Marvel Comics Ltd. PAPERBACK. 1854001280 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair.

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$663.99

Mann, den niemand fange konnte - Ein Geächteter auf dem langen Trail; Der

Brand, Max (Faust, Frederick Schiller (29. Majo 1892 - 12. Majo 1944)

1960?-63?. Edition: 1. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 268 Sammel-Punkt Zum Ausschneiden! Maloftege!

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$606.23

Robinson Crusoe (Spanish Edition)

Defoe, Daniel

Planeta Pub Corp. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$604.32

weltberühmte Snoopy, Der

Schulz, Charles M(onroe (26. Novembro 1922 - 12. Februaro 2000)

1983. Edition: 1. softcover. große Mängel, z.B. rundgelesen, sehr verschmutzt, Einband beschädigt o.a.. 38014

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$590.93

schönsten Rittersagen des Mittelalters, Die

Aick, Gerhard

1965. Edition: 1. hardcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. S^irmkovrilo!

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$514.47

Robinson Crusoe (Novelas Famosas) (Spanish Edition)

Daniel Defoe

Span Press. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$503.96

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Robinson Crusoe (Classics Illustrated)

Defoe, Daniel

Bt Bound. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$502.84

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).

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$500.00

Silver Surfer vs. Thanos

Diverse

1992. Edition: 1. ungelesen und daher fast ohne Mängel. 2-D

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$470.78

Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

Rab?n & Sj?gren. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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$415.20

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Buccaneer Books, 1991-11-01. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$333.80

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Robinson Crusoe

DEFOE DANIEL

Signet Classics. New. New New Good Books

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$299.00

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Robinson Crusoe

DANIEL DEFOE

PENGUIN BOOK LTD,UK. New. New New Good Books

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$299.00

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Robinson Crusoe.

DEFOE, Daniel.

London: Everyman's Library,, 1993. Octavo. Hand bound in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. Fine. A handsome leather bound copy.

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$286.72

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.

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$275.00

Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

London: G. Henry Bohn, 1855. Book: Tan leather with embossed and gilded designs on spine along with Robinson Crusoe in gold letters. Page ends are marbled in multi-colors which continues onto the end pages. 1/8" of spine top has worn off. Bottom of spine, corners, and edges are worn. Hinges are loose, but holding. Obvious shelf wear. Despite the rustic appearance of the leather covers the interior is in truly remarkable condition. Very light tanning only. 442 pages. . Reprint. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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$260.00

Robinson Crusoe (A Norton critical edition)

Daniel Defoe

Norton, 1975. Paperback. Very Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$251.02

Robinson Crusoe

Defoe, Daniel

New York, NY: E. Kearny. 1835. Hard Cover. Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. . OFFICEPHONE-This small, square hard cover is fair; edge hinge wear, the spine is mostly missing although the binding is not falling apart. Foxing. 335pp., b&w illustrations. tan. .

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$250.00