Study Guide

Robinson Crusoe What's Up With the Ending?

By Daniel Defoe

What's Up With the Ending?

At the end of the novel, Crusoe returns to Europe, where he comes into a great deal of money from his sugar plantations. He then gets married, has children, and eventually revisits his island. The novel ends with this following note:

All these things, with some very surprising Incidents in some new Adventures of my own, for ten Years more, I may perhaps gave a father Account hereafter.

The last lines of the novel, then, are a promise of continuing adventures, and indeed, Defoe delivered just that when he wrote The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe the very same year.

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