« iepriekšējāTurpināt »
The Life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York mariner who lived eight-and-twenty years all-alone in an uninhabited island on the coast of America near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque having been cast on shore by shipwreck wherein all the men perished but himself— With an account how he was at last as strangely delivered by pirates-Also the farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe and the strange surprising account of his travels round three parts of the globe — To which is added a Map of the World in which is delineated the voyages of
Written by Himself
A NEW EDITION
REVISED AND CORRECTED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF NAUTICAL EDUCATION
TECHNICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ANNOTATION
PRINTED BY J. GOLD NATAL-CHRONICLE OFFICE SHOE-LANE FLEET-STREET AND PUBLISHED BY JOSEPH MAWMAN 39 LUDGATE-STREET
HERE can be no risk in afirming, that the Life and Adven. tures of Robinson Crusoe "
possesses an intrinsic merit so excellent, so superlative, and, in it's kind, so various, as to constitute this book one of those rare productions which may appeal with unrivalled pré. tensions, to the favor of persons of all conditions, and ininds of every construction and taste.
The original manuscript, it is authentically known, was purchased in the year 1719, by onc Taylor, after almost every bookseller had declined the offer ;-a circumstance, less demonstrative, perhaps, of the superior discernment of that individual, than bespeaking a marvellous lack of judgment and taste elsewhere. It was published in two separate parts, successively. The first part* was ushered into the world by a preface, chiefly remarkable for it's brevity and simplicity. The original editor, De Foe, anticipating, it seems, with the consciousness of desert, and also with that modesty which attends it, the approbation of the public, in his announcement says:
“ If ever the story of any private man's adventures in the world were worth making public, and were acceptable when published, the Editor of this account
• Entered at Stationer's-hall for W. Taylor, the 230 April 1719.