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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Illustrated Junior Library)

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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Illustrated Junior Library): by Daniel Defoe. Illustrated by Lynd Ward.

by Daniel Defoe

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0448058219
ISBN 13
9780448058214
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1946. Hardcover. Special Contents Copyright 1946. Green and sage linen over boards. Color illustration mounted to front cover. Spine illustrated with an island scene and footprints, lettering in black and green. Illustrated endpapers, color frontis, eight color plates, many b&w illustrations. Originally publishing in an illustrated cardboard slipcase, which is missing. Printing not stated, but c. 1946. Very Good. Bookplate to verso of half-title page, otherwise interior pristine. Binding straight and tight. Corners and spine ends bumped. Spine ends slightly frayed. Light foxing to covers. See photos. 378 pages. 24 cm.

In September 1659, Robinson Crusoe's ship sinks and he miraculously survives on a deserted island. Robinson Crusoe is among the first novels written in English and a true page-turner. Thanks to its extraordinary realism and drama, it is easily the longest-enduring work of popular fiction in the language. The story, probably based on the Pacific-island ordeal of castaway Alexander Selkirk, was presented by Daniel Defoe as a true account, and is utterly convincing in its topography, action, and character, even three hundred years after its first publication.

Synopsis

First published in 1719, Daniel Defoe created an amazing tale of Robinson Crusoe, a man leftto fend for himself after a terrible storm at sea. Lost on an island alone, he has only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe...and plenty of time to learn how to survive.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000002934
Title
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Illustrated Junior Library)
Author
Daniel Defoe
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0448058219
ISBN 13
9780448058214
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1946
Keywords
fiction, classic, literature, adventure, shipwreck, survival, Alexander Selkirk, Pacific
Bookseller catalogs
Children; Fiction; Britain;
Size
8vo

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