Daniel Defoe (1659-1661) was an English writer and journalist most
widely known for his novel Robinson Crusoe, originally
published in 1719. His work varied from political pamphlets to
poetry, and included other novels such as Religious
Courtship and The Political History of the Devil. He
lived in London, England.
N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) began his artistic career as a young adult. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, Wyeth traveled the American West extensively and drew what he saw. His prolific career includes three thousand works and more than one hundred book illustrations, including those for a majority of the Scribner Illustrated Classics series.
"Evan Davis has done an excellent job of bringing together many of the strands of thought that Defoe put into The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe--his interests in travel, economics, religion, and the experience of solitude--and putting them into an attractive format....This will be a useful and indeed an exciting text for students at all levels."--Maximillian E. Novak, University of California at Los Angeles