The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: The Stoke Newington Edition (Hardcover)

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By Daniel Defoe Defoe, Maximillian E. Novak (Editor), Irving N. Rothman (Editor), Manuel Schonhorn (Editor), Kit Kincade (Contributions by), John G. Peters (Contributions by)
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Robinson Crusoe, an adventure tale that fascinated such thinkers as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, Virginia Woolf, and J. M. Coetzee, has been an international best-seller for three hundred years. An adventure tale involving cannibals, pirates, and shipwrecks, it embodies economic, social, political, and philosophical themes that continue to be relevant today. Moreover, the notion of isolation on a deserted island and a fascination with survival continue to be central to countless popular cinema and television programs. This edition of the novel with its introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes provides a uniquely scholarly presentation of the novel. There has been no other edition like it.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

About the Author

MAXIMILLIAN E. NOVAK is a professor emeritus in the department of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Transformations, Ideology, and the Real in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Other Narratives: Finding the Thing Itself and Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions.

IRVING N. ROTHMAN was a professor of English at the University of Houston in Texas. 
MANUEL SCHONHORN is the author of Defoe’s General History of the Pyrates and Defoe’s Politics.

Praise For…

"The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe revitalizes a classic text published three centuries years ago. The scholarship displayed here--more than a decade in the making--provides full, expert annotation and an exhaustive textual collation. This is clearly the definitive edition, one that specialists and libraries alike will want to acquire."

— Anthony W. Lee

"Edited by a trio of distinguished Defoe scholars, the Stoke Newington edition of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a welcome addition to the field. With its learned and wide-ranging introduction, its dense contextual and interpretive annotations, and its extensive bibliographical and textual apparatus, the volume will serve as the basis for scholarship and criticism for decades to come."

— Benjamin Pauley

" This book does all that you could ask of a thoroughly scholarly work, but won’t deter any enquirer; its introduction is thorough, judicious and wise, its bibliographical apparatus refrains from crowding the story and authentic illustrations are expertly annotated. Crisp footnotes, on the right page, are thorough, responsible and concise."

— Times Literary Supplement

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684480821
ISBN-10: 1684480825
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication Date: March 16th, 2020
Pages: 429
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