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Later Editions of Robinson Crusoe



Robinson Crusoe
The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London: Printed for John Stockdale, Picadilly, 1790.

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A large, beautifully bound, illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe in two volumes, including Defoe’s sequel The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe as well as The Life of Daniel DeFoe by John Chalmers, which was the first significant biography of Defoe. The publisher notes that this “splendid edition” was paid for by subscription and that the response was overwhelming and generous, such that he had no problems financially in the endeavor. There are seventeen plates drawn by John Stothard and engraved by Thomas Medland.

According to Lovett, this edition was an important contribution to the life of Defoe’s book, as it restored the Crusoe text, which over the previous 70 years had been “much abused.” [REF]

Robinson Crusoe
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, with Introductory Verses by Bernard Barton, and Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from Drawings by George Cruikshank expressly designed for this edition. Vol. 1. London: Printed at the Shakespeare Press, by W. Nicol, for John Major, Fleet Street, 1831.

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This edition, in two volumes, was illustrated with the drawings of George Cruikshank.


Robinson Crusoe - German
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. By Daniel Defoe. Illustrated by J. D. Watson. New Edition. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates.

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Contains the first two Robinson Crusoe stories in one volume, distinguished only as parts I and II. There are 86 illustrations by J. D. Watson.

Robinson Crusoe - Italian
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Pictures by N.C. Wyeth. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, MCMXX.

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By the 20th century, only the first part of Robinson Crusoe was usually printed. This edition contains thirteen paintings by N. C. Wyeth who, “like most illustrators enthusiastic in their work, [has] anticipated for years the opportunity which is now offered to me in the present edition.”


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