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Defoe’s The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was almost always published together with The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Only after 1950 was the first volume printed alone—a shorter work for some classes. But in addition to fulfilling the promise of the first volume, The Farther Adventures is an exciting adventure novel by itself. Crusoe returns to his island to learn about his colony, and then travels to Madagascar, India, and China before returning to England after some exciting encounters. Complete with an introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes, this is an edition like no other.
Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
About the Author
MAXIMILLIAN E. NOVAK is a distinguished research professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written widely on Defoe, including his biography, Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions. He has also written on John Dryden, William Congreve, and the Restoration and eighteenth century in general.
IRVING N. ROTHMAN was a professor of English at the University of Houston in Texas. He was the textual editor for the Stoke Newington Edition of Daniel Defoe, and editor of Defoe’s Political History of the Devil and two volumes of Defoe’s Family Instructor.
MANUEL SCHONHORN is a professor emeritus of British and American literature at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He was the first recipient of the British Library-Newberry Library Exchange Fellowship.
"With its informative introduction and annotations by Novak, Rothman, and Schonhorn, this new edition is a welcome attempt to restore The Farther Adventures’ status as an essential part of the Crusoe story. Continuing its hero’s exploration of global religious and cultural differences, Farther Adventures takes Crusoe from Europe to the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Russia. The urgent questions Defoe explores will fascinate anyone interested in early eighteenth-century ideas about the nature of humanity and English understandings of the wider world. An exemplary instance of literary and bibliographical scholarship, the Stoke-Newington edition of The Farther Adventures is also a great adventure story with the power to enthrall readers." — Nicholas Seager