Inexpensively produced, chapbooks were a means of disseminating information quickly and cheaply to juvenile or popular audiences. This abridged version of Robinson Crusoe ensured that the story was able to reach a broader section of the English-speaking world than a traditionally published book might.
Gift of Robert B. Honeyman, ‘20
Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731).
The Exploits of Robinson Crusoe, Mariner, of York: Exhibiting a Concise and Clear Narrative of his Living Twenty-ight [sic] Years in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America: the Loss of his Ship in a Hurricane ..., being Thrown on Shore on a Part of the Wreck: and his Miraculous Preservation at Last by Means of Pirates. [London]: the booksellers, [1790?].
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