Synopses & Reviews
Michael Shinagel has collated the reprint with all six authorized editions published by Taylor in 1719 to achieve a text that is faithful to Defoe's original edition.
"Robinson Crusoe" has been long established as a utopian novel and a study of isolation. This edition is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition. A criticism section includes pieces by leading Defoe scholars.
The Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition of is based on the Shakespeare Head Press reprint of the first edition copy in the British Museum, with the "errata" listed by Defoe's publisher, William Taylor, incorporated into the text.
About the Author
Michael Shinagelreceived his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is Senior Lecturer on English and Dean of Continuing Education and University Extension. He has also taught at Cornell University and Union College. He is the author of Daniel Defoe and Middle-Class Gentility, editor of A Concordance to the Poems of Jonathan Swift, and co-editor of Harvard Scholars in English, 1890-1990. His articles and reviews have appeared in various scholarly journals.