The English novel was born with ‘Robinson Crusoe’ 300 years ago this year

A convincing case can be made for Daniel Defoe’s story about a castaway on a tropical island to be the first novel in English

Geoff Ward

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April 25, 2019, marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe — and thus the 300th anniversary of…

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Geoff Ward

Writer, journalist, book editor, poet, musician and tutor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature).