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'Robinson Crusoe' Began As A Hoax

I read "Robinson Crusoe" many times over the years before learning that the book has a longer name. The full title of Daniel Defoe's novel, first published in 1719, is "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely delivered by Pirates."

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