1883 The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself
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An Important Work, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
A facsimile reprint of the first edition of Robinson Crusoe published in 1719, with an introduction from English poet and essayist Austin Dobson. A contender for the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's epistolary, confessional and sometimes didactic work tells the story of Robinson Crusoe, a castaway who spends twenty eight years on a remote tropical island. The novel is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre, and has been subject to countless readings due to its rich societal, religious, and cultural analysis. This facsimile reprint of the first edition of this famous and highly imitated work shows how the original publication credits Robinson Crusoe as its author, which led many contemporary readers to believe that the novel was actually a travelogue of true incidents. Two pages of adverts from the original 1719 facsimile to the rear.
In a full brown calf binding. Externally, very smart, with some light wear to the spine and the extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the opening few pages are a little tender. Pages are bright with light scattered foxing throughout.
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