'Robinson Crusoe,' published in 1719, is considered by many to be the first novel in English, and it success was so enormous that by the end of the nineteenth century it had spawned more translations and versions that any other previous English book. An everyman character who has become part of our cultural heritage, Defoe's castaway - shipwrecked, imperilled and facing a host of elemental challenges - lives an archetypal life of survival, adventure and personal development.
in two parts. Part I. Containing a state of the devil's circumstances, and the various turns of his affairs, from his expulsion out of Heaven, to the creation of man; with remarks on the several mistake
An account by Daniel Defoe of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the bubonic plague struck the city of London in what became known as the Great Plague of London, the last epidemic of plague in that city.