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Daniel DeFoe,  Robinson Crusoe 1719 1st edition,  London: printed for W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1719
"The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates. Written by Himself. London: Printed for W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row. MDCCXIX."
In the centuries since its first printing, Robinson Crusoe has been read as an economic parable, a spiritual autobiography, an adventure story, and as a fable illustrating human development and education.  It is this multifaceted nature that explains its perennial popularity over hundreds of years and in over a hundred languages.

The first edition, first issue of the book, published on April 25, 1719. From the collection of J.K. Lilly. 

Daniel DeFoe,  Robinson Crusoe 1719 1st edition,  London: printed for W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row, 1719

"The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been Cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates. Written by Himself. London: Printed for W. Taylor at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row. MDCCXIX."

In the centuries since its first printing, Robinson Crusoe has been read as an economic parable, a spiritual autobiography, an adventure story, and as a fable illustrating human development and education.  It is this multifaceted nature that explains its perennial popularity over hundreds of years and in over a hundred languages.

The first edition, first issue of the book, published on April 25, 1719. From the collection of J.K. Lilly. 

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