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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

  

by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe Family Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Page Number). We used the 2008 Oxford World Classics edition.

Quote #10

In the mean time, I in Part settled my self here; for first of all I marry'd, and that not either to my Disadvantage or Dissatisfaction, and has three Children, two Sons and one Daughter: But my Wife dying, and my Nephew coming Home with good Success from a Voyage to Spain, my Inclination to go Abroad, and his Importunity prevailed and engag'd me to go in his Ship, as a private Trader to the East Indies: This was in the Year 1694. (257)

Notice that Crusoe's marital and family life back on land only gets about a paragraph of description. Why do you think that is?

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