Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe

  • Andrew O’Malley

Part of the Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature book series (CRACL)

About this book


This study of the afterlife of Robinson Crusoe offers insights into the continued popularity and relevance of Crusoe's story and how modern conceptions of childhood are shaped by nostalgia and ideas of 'the popular'. Examining many adaptations in a variety of formats, it reconsiders the place Crusoe has occupied in our culture for three centuries.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew O’Malley
    • 1
  1. 1.Ryerson UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32346-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02731-3
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