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Politics, history, and the Robinson Crusoe story

Bullard, R. ORCID: (2018) Politics, history, and the Robinson Crusoe story. In: Richetti, J. J. (ed.) The Cambridge companion to 'Robinson Crusoe'. Cambridge University Press, pp. 84-98. ISBN 9781107696808

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This article offers a comprehensive analysis of Daniel Defoe's engagement with seventeenth-century theories of sovereignty in his first and best known novel, Robinson Crusoe. It interprets the text's verbal echoes of major political theorists including Filmer, Hobbes and Locke in ways that illuminate the development of the early novel in general, as well as Defoe's text in particular.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:76925
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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