Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe


“Robinson Crusoe,” penned by Daniel Defoe in 1719, merges epistolary, confessional, and didactic elements to recount the adventures of its protagonist, Robinson Kreutznaer. Stranded on a remote island near Venezuela and Trinidad for 28 years, Crusoe faces cannibals, captives, and mutineers before his rescue. Inspired by real-life castaways like Alexander Selkirk and Pedro Serrano, the novel initially deceived readers into believing it was a true travelogue. Despite its deceptive simplicity, it’s lauded for pioneering realistic fiction and is considered one of the first English novels. Its enduring popularity has spawned countless adaptations in various media, earning the term “Robinsonade” to define its genre.

This is a very scarce early 20th century Hardcover printed in London featuring its original dust jacket. The boards have some fading, there is a gift inscription inside, slight foxing to the exterior pages of the book. Overall in fair condition for its age and the jacket is protected in mylar.

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