Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  The adventures of Robert Drury, during fifteen years captivity on the island of Madagascar; containing a description of that island; an account of its produce, manufactures, and commerce; with an account of the manners and customs, wars, religion, and civil policy of the inhabitants: to which is added, a vocabulary of the Madagascar language. Written by himself, and now carefully revised and corrected from the original copy.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
The adventures of Robert Drury, during fifteen years captivity on the island of Madagascar; containing a description of that island; an account of its produce, manufactures, and commerce; with an account of the manners and customs, wars, religion, and civil policy of the inhabitants: to which is added, a vocabulary of the Madagascar language. Written by himself, and now carefully revised and corrected from the original copy.
Hull printed and sold by W. Meadows, T. Astley, and B. Milles, London, 1743; reprinted for Stodart and Craggs, 1807.
xii, 459, [1] p., frontis., [1] pl. ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

First published in 1729 under the title Madagascar: or, Robert Drury's Journal. A work of fiction now generally attributed to Daniel Defoe, probably based on the real Robert Drury's story. See J.R. Moore, Defoe's sources for Robert Drury's Journal, Bloomington, Ind. [1943], although this has been disputed (see P.N Furbank and W.R. Owens, Defoe de-attributions, London 1994). This is a reprint of the edition of 1743 (ESTC t70325) having the title: The pleasant, and surprizing adventures of Mr. Robert Drury ...

Binding Early C19th full calf, blind-tooled decorative borders and spine panels, brown calf spine-label, spine lettered 'London 1807'.

Reference Number 292


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk