William Godwin's Diary

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De Foe (8  April  1830) Possibly the following item first recorded by WG on 1796-11-30:
Defoe, DanielThe life and strange surprizing 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 shipwreak, wherein all the men perished but himself. With an account how he was at last deliver'd by pyrates. Written by himself. 1719
Conjecture based on WG's having read Selkirk in the British Museum on the preceding day. WG reads this item in the British Museum on this date.

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