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Tension and Reason

Gabriel’s encounter with Mr. Murthwaite on Rachel’s birthday builds tension to foreshadow the coming mysterious events of the night, as well as characterizes Gabriel as a practical man that trusts his routines to deal with anxiety. The quarrel between the … Continue reading

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Of Accounting and Men

Gabriel Betteredge not only begins and ends his account with a quote from Robinson Crusoe, but each one incorporates accounting terminology as a fundamental aspect of the passage, an aspect that can be expanded into the general sense of value Betteredge … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe and Myth-Making

For a work proclaiming, on its title page, to be “A Romance,” Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone finds itself undeniably fascinated by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, which, for critic Ian Watt, is decidedly a novel (as he argues in The Rise … Continue reading

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