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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.; With the color woodcuts of Pierre Falke. (The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books)

by Defoe, Daniel

Condition: As new, clean, tight & bright condition / published without dust jacket


Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library, 1982. Hardcover. As new, clean, tight & bright condition / published without dust jacket. 1/4 dark red leather, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, raised bands and decorative gilt covers and spine. 355pp.

The classic tale of a man shipwrecked on a remote island, and his struggle to retain his humanity against the forces of nature, as well as do battle with his own fears and loneliness.




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New
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