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Defoe and the Distance to Utopia

- January 25, 2017 in Books, captain singleton, daniel defoe, Featured Articles, gulliver's travellers, jonathan swift, Literature, new atlantis, robinson crusoe, thomas more, utopia

In the wake of recent shifts in the political landscape and, what has been for many, a distinct turn to a more dystopian hue, J.H. Pearl looks to the works of Daniel Defoe and the lessons they can teach us about bringing utopia home.

The Hermit; or, The Unparalleled Sufferings, and Surprising Adventures, of Philip Quarll (1814)

- March 6, 2014 in castaway, hermit, island, monkey, phillip quarll, robinson crusoe

The hermit or, The unparalleled sufferings, and surprising adventures, of Philip…

The Hermit; or, The Unparalleled Sufferings, and Surprising Adventures, of Philip Quarll (1814)

- March 6, 2014 in castaway, hermit, island, monkey, phillip quarll, robinson crusoe

The hermit or, The unparalleled sufferings, and surprising adventures, of Philip…

Illustrations from a Chapbook on Robinson Crusoe (ca.1800)

- December 7, 2012 in chapbooks, collections, Images, Images-18th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Illustrations, robinson crusoe

Illustrations from a chapbook entitled The Surprising Life and most Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of the City of York, Mariner (ca.1800) as featured in John Ashton’s Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century (1882). (All images taken from the Chap-books of the eighteenth century, with facsimiles, notes, and introduction by John Ashton (1882) housed at the Internet Archive, donated by University of Pittsburgh Library System). Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!