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Charles Dickens's copy of 'Robinson Crusoe'

Collection

Library

Object number (per part)

[lib]1004

Object name (per part)

book

Title

Robinson Crusoe

Production person

Defoe, Daniel

Production organisation

Thomas Kelly

Production date

1834

Label

This book 'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe was owned by Dickens and contains the Charles Dickens bookplate, as well as a 'Gad's Hill Library' bookplate. This book was a favourite of Charles Dickens in his youth, and he probably read a cheap re-print version. He often referred to the story in his writings, most famously it is the is the favourite story of the young Ebineezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Due to the date of the book, there is a good chance he owned it when he lived at 48 Doughty Street.

Physical description

hardback book, black ink, illustrated.

Credit line

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