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Published: 15 April 2009

384 Pages | map

ISBN: 9780199553976

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Robinson Crusoe

New Edition

Daniel Defoe
Edited by Thomas Keymer and Notes by James Kelly

Oxford World's Classics

  • New edition of Defoe's masterpiece, using the authoritative text, based with emendations on the first edition and incorporating new critical introduction by Thomas Keymer and the most substantial editorial apparatus of any comparable edition.
  • The introduction ranges widely across literary and historical contexts, from the religious to the post-colonial, with a lively examination of this classic text by a leading scholar.
  • Full notes including new material resulting from recent scholarship.
  • Up to date bibliography.
  • Textual notes and glossary.
  • Two interesting appendixes: a chronology of the action of the story and the preface to Defoe's second sequel (Serious Reflections...) published the year after the novel, and which throws up ways of reading the book as allegorized autobiography.

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