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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jordan Howell O’Malley Andrew . Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe . ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 ). Pp. 195 . $85 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay What’s New with Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Leah Orr Critics have long discussed the conversion narrative in the first Crusoe volume as being a paradigm of an individual’s journey from sin to salvation. In the latter two volumes, however, Crusoe questions his initial conversion and eventually rejects his peaceful conclusions from volume 1 in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
...DeeAnn DeLuna The College of William & Mary 2004 Robinson Crusoe, Virginal Hero of the Commercial North DeeAnn DeLuna Johns Hopkins University A Man is to be executed for...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and conflict. In this article, I examine the polemical nature of Robinson Crusoe ’s spatial experience and constructions, maritime and insular. Most readers know Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe for the shipwreck and the island. This sells short the novel’s formal spatial design, which contrasts its hero’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Ann Van Sant Duke University Press 2008 R Crusoe’s Hands Ann Van Sant University of California, Irvine APRIL 22. — The next Morning I began to consider of Means to put this Resolve into...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Walmsley Among his many experiments in manufacturing in the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures , Robinson Crusoe tries his hand at building canoes. The last of these, built with Friday’s help, is a hybrid of Carib and European design, a traditional dugout fitted out with sail and rudder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Defoe’s extensive writing on Anglo-Scottish relations dur- ing the first two decades of the eighteenth century completes a project begun by Francis Bacon. Second, it explores continuities between Defoe’s writing on the Union and his earliest novels, Robinson Crusoe (1719) and The Farther Adventures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., for instance, gives Robinson Crusoe (1719) many of the formal accou- trements of truth, claiming, through an editor, that his novel is a “just His- tory of Fact,” without even the “Appearance of Fiction in it.”6 Actual trav- elers obsessed over this diff erence, often accusing one another of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... kind. We learn that Uriel’s journey into the Cave of Spleen is infused with contemporary writing on atmosphere. Chapters on Robinson Crusoe and A Journal of the Plague Year pay rewarding attention to Crusoe’s obsession with weather and H. F.’s inter- est in the supernatural to produce insights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... response to Robinson Crusoe (1719) is Charles Gildon’s The Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures of Mr. D[a n i e l   ] De F  [oe] (1719), an abusive pamphlet clearly motivated by disgust at and envy of a fellow scribbler’s great suc- cess.7 If more of Defoe’s contemporaries connected Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... it makes war present, but also somehow pleasurable to the reader. 1 6 2 Eighteenth-Century Life If Richardson shows how poets played out the eªects of war through the sublime display of private feeling, Ala Alryyes finds Daniel Defoe conjuring hostile enemies to develop and justify Robinson Crusoe s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
.... In Political Magic, Cavendish’s focus on the imposition of technological violence dressed up as supernatural power finds fascinating parallels to Robinson Crusoe’s use of the gun to tame Friday into obedience. Further, Loar shows us how Defoe echoes Cavendish’s frightening vision of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... (1999) 2 6 Eighteenth-Century Life Figure 1. Frontispiece to The Just Vengeance of Heaven Exemplify d (1740), ESTC, N67,981. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Present ing Truth in Travel Narrat ives 2 7 Castaway Stories By the mid- 1720s, Defoe s Robinson Crusoe (1719) would...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... heap. Concentrating on the spatial dimensions of war in Robinson Crusoe (1719), Ala Alryys explores Defoe s remarkable geography imaginary, and, speci—cally, how Crusoe s behavior on both land and sea extrapolates con- temporary structures of thought wherein war o˜ered a model for colonial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., an extraordinary illustration to Robinson Crusoe . . . Revised and Corrected for the Advancement of Nautical Education (1815) shows Crusoe and his shipmates struggling to get ashore in large surf between the Winterton lighthouse and Cromer (figure 7). Their long boat is poised at the top of what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... novels ideologically 40 Eighteenth-Century Life match the more widely known Defoe works like Robinson Crusoe and The Family Instructor.24 The title pages alone did not announce Defoe’s relationship to Roxana and Moll Flanders. In the Nobles’ advertising, Defoe’s authorship became...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to tally up easily the many different editions of (say) Robinson Crusoe published between 1719 and 1800. She employed the twin databases Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Col- lections Online (ECCO), which allow us to read, without stirring from our home computers, digital...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... toughies like The Iliad, Moby-­Dick, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. As early as the 1940s, the Elliot Publishing Company already turned classic novels into comic books with its successful Classic Comics series, which included Gulliver’s Travels and Robin- son Crusoe at ten cents a copy. Forty years...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 120–126.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that only works for Europe without bring- ing about universal progress, is taken up more explicitly. Reading this novel against its more famous precursor, Robinson Crusoe (1719), Ahmed reminds us that Defoe was not only fascinated with the story of self-­made, solitary indi- vidualists like...