"There are a couple of ways to read a book written three hundred years ago. One can read it viewing the world as it was in the time the book was written, or one can assume today's societal values and political correctness. In this edition, readers really can have it both ways. One can read the text of the book alone and enjoy the beautiful writing of Daniel Defoe and this rather incredible adventure story, or one can begin with the amazing introduction by Jamaica Kincaid and read the book with today's point of view.... Defoe's works were groundbreaking and deserve to be read through an historical lens, giving today's readers an opportunity to see how much the world has, thankfully, changed."–Rosi Hollinbeck "Manhattan Book Review"