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In 1665 the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal, written nearly sixty years later, Defoe vividly chronicled the progress of the epidemic. We follow his fictional narrator through a city transformed: the streets and alleyways deserted; the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors; the dead-carts on their way to the pits. And he recounts the horrifying stories of the citizens he encounters, as fear, isolation and hysteria take hold. A Journal is both a fascinating historical document and a supreme work of imaginative reconstruction.This edition, based on the original 1722 text, contains a new introduction, an appendix on the plague, a topographical index and maps of contemporary London, and includes Anthony Burgess's original introduction.
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The authoritative text has been fully annotated and makes available aperennially popular novel, one that has often been mistaken for anactual eyewitness account of the last great plague in England."Backgrounds" encourages comparison of 1665 documents with those of theearly 1720s, when England feared a new outbreak of the plague.Included are official government orders and newspaper accounts as wellas writings by Defoe, John Graunt, the College of Physicians, andothers."Contexts" includes eight comparative pieces united by the theme of acommunity in crisis.From Thucydides to Boccaccio to modern accounts by Albert Camus, MichelFoucault, and Susan Sontag, this collection represents some of the mostcelebrated observers and critics in western civilization who have seenwhat plagues reveal about human nature."Criticism" reprints seven of the best essays on the novel, includinginterpretations by Sir Walter Scott, Maximillian E. Novak, John J.Richetti, and John Bender, among others.A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

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During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island
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Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

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On a desolate tropical island, a shipwrecked British seaman tries to master his hostile environment and remain civilized.
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Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

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The diary of an Englishman shipwrecked for almost thirty years on a small isolated island where, using wit and industry, he manages to build life anew.
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Retells in graphic novel format Defoe's story about an Englishman who becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.
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This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students' reading confidence.Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.Audio versions of selected titles provide great models of intonation and pronunciation of difficult words.
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Michael Shinagel has collated the reprint with all six authorizededitions published by Taylor in 1719 to achieve a text that is faithfulto Defoe's original edition.  Annotations assist the reader with obscurewords and idioms, biblical references, and nautical terms."Contexts" helps the reader understand the novel's historical andreligious significance.  Included are four contemporary accounts ofmarooned men, Defoe's autobiographical passages on the novel'sallegorical foundation, and aspects of the Puritan emblematic traditionessential for understanding the novel's religious aspects."Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Opinions" is a comprehensive studyof early estimations by prominent literary and political figures,including Alexander Pope, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Samuel Johnson, SamuelTaylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas BabingtonMacaulay, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill."Twentieth-Century Criticism" is a collection of fourteen essays (fiveof them new to the Second Edition) that presents a variety ofperspectives on Robinson Crusoe by Virginia Woolf, Ian Watt, EricBerne, Maximillian E. Novak, Frank Budgen, James Joyce, George A.Starr, J. Paul Hunter, James Sutherland, John J. Richetti, LeopoldDamrosch, Jr., John Bender, Michael McKeon, and Carol Houlihan Flynn.A Chronology of Defoe's life and work and an updated SelectedBibliography are also included.
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Tells the story of a castaway who must become self-sufficient during his long stay on a desert island.
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