Style of language

In his adventure novel, Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe dismisses the idea of using a figurative style of writing and prefers a realistic, detailed, and straightforward narrative style. Robinson's account and language are very concrete, kept simple and easy to understand, as here for example: “so, taking my gun, a hatchet, and my dog, and a larger quantity of powder and shot than usual, with two biscuit-cakes and a great bunch of raisins in my pouch for my store, I began my journey” (Chapter 8, 0%) or here: “I presently found there were no less than nine naked savages sitting round a small fire they had made” (Chapter 13, 17%).

Robinson's reflections in the original version are sometimes elevated or archaic. Many versions have adapted the language and the spelling to make it...

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