I can remember reading this book in middle or high school (it was my choice to read it--not assigned). And on this date in 1719, Daniel Defoe published The Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Although he is remembered fondly for this book today, he was a controversial character back then. He was one who wrote a publication that actually got him thrown in jail for a while. It was a satire on high church leaders that was not well-received.
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