The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner

By Daniel Defoe,

Book cover of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner

Book description

This is a reproduction of a classic text optimised for kindle devices. We have endeavoured to create this version as close to the original artefact as possible. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we believe they deserve to be made available for future generations to…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Good historical novels concentrate on gaps in the historical record, and use fiction to fill them – and in doing so, they illuminate the facts. Robinson Crusoe, the first historical novel in English (some claim the first English novel), used the story of a fictional sailor who left home in 1651 and returned in 1687 to show how the mental world in which his character grew up, riven by confessional conflict and civil war, differed from the mental world of his readers, in which colonies and capitalism had combined to produce great wealth. 

Among more recent works of…

From Geoffrey's list on the 17th Century.

Want books like The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner.

Browse books like The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Germany, capitalism, and Oxford?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Germany, capitalism, and Oxford.

Germany Explore 322 books about Germany
Capitalism Explore 79 books about capitalism
Oxford Explore 16 books about Oxford