The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is the sequel to Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Although intended to be the last Crusoe tale, the novel is followed by a third and final novel involving the character by Defoe entitled Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe.
The story starts Crusoe, married and living on a small little farm in Bedford with three children. Crusoe has suffered a distemper and a desire to see "his island." He could talk of nothing else, and one can imagine that no one took his stories seriously, except his wife. She told him, in tears, "I will go with you, but I won't leave you."
Daniel Foe was an English trader, writer, journalist and spy. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals.