Daniel Defoe, The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Stuart Sim (University of Sunderland)
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The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

was a hastily-written sequel designed to cash in on the popularity of the original, published only a few months earlier in 1719. Defoe trailed the book in the last few paragraphs of

Robinson Crusoe

, promising a series of exciting adventures consequent on the hero's voyage to the East Indies, undertaken at the advanced age for the time of almost 62. Like the first volume,

The Farther Adventures

draws on a wide variety of discourses, harking back to spiritual autobiography in its tale of an individual making his way in a hostile world to a position of eventual security (well into his 70s in Crusoe's case). Probably the greatest influence on the sequel, however, was travel writing, which by Defoe's day had become a very popular literary form,…

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Citation: Sim, Stuart. "The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 June 2002 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=9535, accessed 05 March 2024.]

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