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Overview

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Author

Daniel Defoe

Year Published

1719

Type

Novel

Genre

Adventure

Perspective and Narrator

The character Robinson Crusoe is the first-person narrator of Robinson Crusoe.

Tense

Robinson Crusoe is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Robinson Crusoe was originally published with a long title: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner: Written by Himself. Although not all readers believed the story was true, the tale of the castaway's adventures was captivating, as evidenced by the immediate popularity of the book. The name Crusoe—which Robinson says in the opening chapter was corrupted when the original family surname Kreutznaer was translated into English—might have been selected by Defoe as a nod to his classmate Timothy Cruso, who wrote guidebooks. As for the name Robinson, it soon came into use as the new name of a special genre, featuring people shipwrecked on deserted islands: "Robinsonade."

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