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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

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Blewett, David. Defoe’s Art of Fiction. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1979.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Robinson Crusoe. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.

Earle, Peter. The World of Defoe. London: Atheneum, 1977.

Fitzgerald, Brian. Daniel Defoe: A Study in Conflict. London: Secker and Warburg, 1954.

Rogers, Pat. Robinson Crusoe. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1979.

Schonhorn, Manuel. Defoe’s Politics: Parliament, Power, Kingship, and Robinson Crusoe. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Starr, George A. Defoe and Spiritual Autobiography. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Watt, Ian. Myths of Modern Individualism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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Q. Robinson Crusoe is a religious or spiritual allegory - justify your answer.

by touhidsm, April 30, 2014

Ans: Apart from being an exciting account of a man’s adventures on an uninhabited island, the book, “Robinson Crusoe” has been found to possess a profound allegorical significance. For many, Crusoe's many references to God, to Providence, to sin are extraneous to the real interest of the novel. ... Read the full answer at

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Writing style of Daniel Defoe used in his novel Robinson Crusoe.

by touhidsm, May 05, 2014

Answer: The narrator of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, has a prominent style of depending on reason. Defoe, as a journalist, makes the novel seem real, not fiction by mentioning many details. There are lists of objects and actions which make the reader think that whatever happens to Crusoe is true. The author produces this impression of complete reality by employing three main methods which are the using of details, the form of biography or the first person narration and the nautical language. >> Read the full answer free at

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Structure of Robinson Crusoe.

by touhidsm, May 05, 2014

Answer: Two divergent views have been expressed by critics about the structure of the novel Robinson Crusoe, One view is that this novel is episodic, and lacks fundamental unity. This novel, according to this view, imitates life in its very shapelessness. According to the other view, this novel possesses a thematic unity and has a close-knit structure. >> Read the full answer free at

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