Entstehungsgeschichte von Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Buchd, J. Abel, 1909 - 79 pages
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Page 17 - 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 of 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 deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by Himself.
Page 25 - I have, some time ago, summed up the scenes of my life in this distich :— No man has tasted differing fortunes more, And thirteen times I have been rich and poor.
Page 73 - I had the pleasure, frequently, to converse with the man soon after his arrival in England, in the year 1711. It was matter of great curiosity to hear him, as he is a man of good sense, give an account of the different revolutions in his own mind in that long solitude.
Page 23 - Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: With his Vision of the Angelick World. Written by Himself . London: Printed for W.
Page 77 - ... so that he said he was a better Christian while in this solitude than ever he was before, or than, he was afraid, he should ever be again.
Page 77 - These he sometimes boiled, and at other times broiled, as he did his goats' flesh, of which he made very good broth, for they are not so rank as ours. He kept an account of 500 that he killed while there, and caught as many more, which he marked on the ear, and let go. When his powder failed, he took them by speed of...
Page 72 - UNDER the title of this paper, I do not think it foreign to my design to speak of a man born in her Majesty's dominions, and relate an adventure in his life so uncommon, that it is doubtful whether the like has happened to any other of the human race. The person I speak of...
Page 76 - Largo in the county of Fife in Scotland, and was bred a sailor from his youth. The reason of his being left here was a difference betwixt him and his Captain...
Page 23 - I, Robinson Crusoe, being at this time in perfect and sound mind and memory, thanks be to God therefor, do hereby declare their objection is an / invention scandalous in design, and false in fact; and / do affirm that the story, though allegorical, is also / historical; and that it is the beautiful representation of a life of unexampled misfortunes, and of a variety not to be met with in the world...
Page 75 - Though I had frequently conversed with him, after a few months' absence he met me in the street, and though he spoke to me I could not recollect that I had seen him; familiar...

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