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Daniel Defoe

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(1660 - 1731)

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (ca. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.



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Best in Children’s Books Volume 27 (1959)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Daniel Defoe
Et al
Illustrator(s): Grace Paull
Edward Shenton
Et al

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The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Robinson goes back to the island. This is the third edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Junior Classics Volume 5 (1912)

Selections from older classics that have been appropriated by children such as Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and Pilgrim’s Progress for children from six to sixteen. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): John Bunyan
Daniel Defoe
Sir Walter Scott
William Shakespeare
Jonathan Swift
Various
Illustrator(s): Edmund Dulac
Arthur Rackham

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Robinson Crusoe (1719)

The first of the desert island castaway adventures. This is the fourth edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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Robinson Crusoe (1909)

The first of the desert island castaway adventures. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): E. Boyd Smith

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Robinson Crusoe (1920)

First published in 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth to the genre of Robinsonnade. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Robinson Crusoe (1921)

First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth the the genre of Robinsonade. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Frederick Alfred Rhead
Louis Rhead
Frank Schoonover

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Robinson Crusoe (1946)

First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth the the genre of Robinsonade.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

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Robinson Crusoe (1957)

First published in 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth to the genre of Robbinsonnade. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Robinson Crusoe (1960)

First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth the the genre of Robinsonade. This is a very abbreviated version, but boasts many illustrations.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Anne Terry White
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Robinson Crusoe (1968)

First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth to the genre of Robinsonade.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Robinson Crusoe (2011)

First published is 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean.While most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed, this edition is complete. It gave birth to the genre of Robinsonnade.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): George Cruikshank

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Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1720)

Robinson writes a series of essays, illuminated by his many adventures. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Daniel Defoe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous

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